If you want a wilderness adventure or just a laid-back vacation with time to relax and bond with family and friends, Ely has what you're looking for. Ely and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness provide one of the great outdoor experiences available. Resorts and lodges offer relaxation alongside pristine lakes, wonderful scenery and good fishing. You will also find excellent dining and shopping adventures for unique items to remind you of your delightful stay.