The yodel of loons, splash of paddle strokes and creak of swaying pines create the soundtrack to the heart of the North Woods. In the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness surrounding Ely, terrain and water merge in one vast adventureland. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota. Though I've already been on a boundary waters trip, I would absolutely LOVE to do it again as an adult. It was by far the most challenging thing I've ever done but I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
Plan a Minnesota weekend getaway to Ely, MN. On the edge of the Boundary Waters, Ely mixes outdoor adventure with shopping and fine dining. Plan a canoe trek or backpacking trip, or shopping in one of the local boutiques and galleries.