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US News & World Report - Travel Logo By Liz Weiss of US News & World Report - Travel | Slide 2 of 51: For adventurous travelers pining to explore glacier-sculpted landscapes and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness refuge, Ely offers an enticing getaway. In winter, popular pastimes include dog sledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. And in spring and summer, you can immerse yourself in nature in the unspoiled reserve area, which features 1,500 miles of canoe routes, isolated rivers and lakes that snake past plunging cliffs, sandy coastlines and pine forests. Consider booking a trip with a reputable adventure travel outfitter such as Wilderness Outfitters or Ely Outfitting Company to avoid sweating the details. Back in town, wander into local shops and galleries, grab a bite at Britton's Café and retreat to cozy accommodations at Timber Trail Lodge.

Ely, Minnesota

For adventurous travelers pining to explore glacier-sculpted landscapes and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness refuge, Ely offers an enticing getaway. In winter, popular pastimes include dog sledding, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. And in spring and summer, you can immerse yourself in nature in the unspoiled reserve area, which features 1,500 miles of canoe routes, isolated rivers and lakes that snake past plunging cliffs, sandy coastlines and pine forests. Consider booking a trip with a reputable adventure travel outfitter such as Wilderness Outfitters or Ely Outfitting Company to avoid sweating the details. Back in town, wander into local shops and galleries, grab a bite at Britton's Café and retreat to cozy accommodations at Timber Trail Lodge.
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