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What is there to do in Ely?

What is there to do in Ely?  It’s a question we hear all the time, and the short answer is, A LOT.

Almost everyone takes a trip into town at some point during their stay.  Whether it’s because of a rainy day, a desire to check out the local stores, or a chance to let someone else do the cooking, at some point our guests find their way to Ely.  We know they won’t be disappointed.


Shopping in Ely

A walk up Sheridan or Chapman Streets is well worth the stroll. Along with nearly 20 outfitters who can provide any outdoor item you may ever need there are a bunch of great places to scratch that shopping itch. Among the highlights:

  • Piragis Northwoods
  • Ely Surplus store
  • Mealy’s Gifts
  • The Brandenburg Gallery
  • Steger Mukluks
  • Wintergreen Northern Wear
  • The Pebble Spa
  • JD Mills Clothing
  • The Kess Gallery
  • Mostly Moose
  • Fox and Hen Antiques
  • Legacy Toys
  • Potluck Vintage & Modern Kitchenware
  • Kekekabic Studio

Coffee, Drinks, and Dining

Food is an important part of a family vacation.  Even though our cabins have kitchens, many people want to eat out at least once on vacation.  The mix of restaurants in Ely will make almost anyone happy.  From old standbys to new establishments, a night out will be fun.  And, many of the restaurants have a great selection of craft beers and spirits.

Some of our guests’ favorites:

  • The Ely Steakhouse
  • Grand Ely Lodge
  • Insula
  • Gators
  • Rockwood
  • Boathouse Brew Pub
  • Brittons
  • Stony Ridge Cafe
  • Front Porch Coffee Shop
  • Northern Grounds
  • Crapola World Headquarters

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Attractions For The Family

While many of our guests find plenty to do right here at Timber Wolf Lodge, there are times it is good to explore something new.  Ely offers a number of fun attractions for people to visit that will definitely keep the attention of kids and adults in your group.

A few of the best-known attractions:

  • The International Wolf Center
  • The North American Bear Center
  • Dorothy Molter Museum
  • The Ely Folk School
  • Miners Dry in Ely Arts and Heritage Center

Returning guests tell us that they stay at Timber Wolf Lodge because they love the lake, the cabins and the service they receive.  But, we know that they choose here because there is something special about the area as well.  We are fortunate to be located next to such a vibrant town with so many fun, genuine establishments that welcome vacationers.  So, if you never want to leave your cabin, the beach, or the lake that is fine by us.  But know that Ely has a lot to explore as well and you’ll be glad you did.

Located on Bear Island LakeTimber Wolf Lodge is one of the oldest and most popular resorts in the Ely, Minnesota area.  We feature cabins and a Good Sam certified RV campground.

2018-06-30T17:38:39+00:00June 30th, 2018|Ely, Minnesota Travel & Tourism|