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Minnesota: Ely - Part 1 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Ely is one of America’s gateaways, one of the last pure outdoor experience. Discover wilderness lakes and forests unchanged by the hand of man. Canoe for days without ever seeing another human being. Hide along wooden trails, where nature touches your soul, uplifts your spirit and quiets your mind. Explore miles of waterways and shorelines that are alive with nature’s bounty. Find the perfect cabin, resort, motel or campsite: one that will linger in your mind for years to come. Let the restaurants, shops and historic places you explore become the memories that bring a smile to your face, no matter where you are.

This is the Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where more than one million acres of ancient forest and 1, 500 plus waterways remain untouched by civilization. This is the largest wilderness area East of the Rockies, and one of the most incredible places you will ever see.
A favourite way to experience it, of course, is by canoe, the way Native Americans trappers, fur traders with and explorers have throughout the ages.

The area reveals itself with equal majesty and wonder to those who choose motorized boats or snowmobiles on their sojourn.
the Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a passage between the world we live in and the wilderness we left behind but lives in our hearts forever.


The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada’s Quetico provincial Park contain thousands of miles of canoe routes linked by lakes, rivers and portages. These incredible waterways have changed little in, many millennia. In fact, the most recent, dramatic change to the regional landscape may have occurred in the Ace age, more than 10, 000 years ago, when mighty glaciers exposed the bedrock of the earth and left a rutted landscape that would eventually take the form of interconnected lakes, dense forests and rocky cliffs. Historic pictographs scattered throughout the wilderness give testament to early inhabitants and provide today’s visitors with a fascinating window to the past.

Routes are easily chosen based on loops of any length and level of difficulty and deliver you into the heart of the Superior National Forest. Here, you are humbled by the incredible strength and tenacity of nature. Not many of life’s events are as moving as the feeling of being truly connected to the world around us. We believe there’s no better place to find connection than in Ely.

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