ELY, Minnesota — The Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio (KAXE.org) brings its unique blend of music, storytelling and comedy for the first time to Ely Saturday, June 14th at the Vermillion Community College Theater. The Great Northern Radio Show is written, produced and hosted by Iron Range author Aaron Brown, of Balsam…Details
On heels of local reality show production, Ely develops an entire network Ely, Minn. — April 1, 2014 — Many have heard that Ely, Minn. — gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area — has been selected as the location for a living off-the-grid-themed reality show. Buoyed by the attention, the city today is announcing…Details
No. If you have an odd number of people in your group, then you may choose a three-seat canoe. Our favorite three-seat canoe is the Seneca made by Wenonah. Made out of Kevlar, it is 19’4″ and weighs only 55 pounds. It includes three “real” seats. That makes for a comfortable spot for the middle…Details
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Jason Zabokrtsky, of Ely, MN, is attempting to cross the BWCAW and Quetico on foot, alone, and off-trail from Atikokan, Ontario, to Ely, Minnesota, from October 11 – 25. Jason Zabokrtsky, of Ely, is trading paddles and Duluth packs for trekking poles and a backpack during a bushwhack across the Boundary Waters without a boat. …Details
CONTACT: Becca Manlove, Information Officer, West Zone, Superior National Forest, 218-365-2093; 218-343-3026. Campfire restrictions for the Gunflint and portions of the Tofte Districts will go into effect after midnight tonight. Fires will be allowed only between 7 p.m. and midnight in the restricted area. The restrictions apply only to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness…Details
A group of Boundary Waters canoe trip guests canoed, portaged and fished July 22 – 26 and they’ve already put together this great time lapse video of their trip. Awesome!
Did you know that in 1969 the maximum group size in the Boundary Waters was 15 people? Today the maximum group size is nine people with a maximum of four watercraft. Learn more fun BWCA facts in the very best online chronology of the history of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness at http://www.wilbers.com/BoundaryWatersCanoeAreaWildernessChronologyLong.htm. The…Details
There’s a chance for some beautiful weather in the Boundary Waters, and this last week was just right. We enjoyed several perfectly still days on a five-day trip recently. This wild rice sunning itself on the surface of the water didn’t have the slightest breeze to push all the blades in the same diretion. …Details
You never know what you may see on the drive Up North. Nace Hagemann (www.nacehagemann.com) photographed this cow moose and her two calves on the Gunflint Trail just outside of the BWCA recently. Thanks to Nace for allowing us to share his incredible photo.