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As the main street in town, many of the local businesses are located on Sheridan. It leads one into town and then further to Hwy. 1 to the North Shore and also to Winton, 3 miles from Ely and to the various lake entries.
I've been here briefly during the end of summer and the stores are cute and fun to browse around. There's a lot of good restaurants to choose from. Once fall and winter roll around, most of the stores and restaurants close so that's kind of...More
Ely used to be, 20 years ago and more, a mining town that had some canoe outfitting. Canoers never felt really welcome except at the outfitters. Canoers got the blame for demotorizing the BWCA(W), and most people seemed to think that if the mines would...More
Have to come up every year to have a Bucky Burger at the Ely Steakhouse and then shop. So far my favorites are Steger Mukluks, Piragis, and Loony's (very interesting and fun rocks!). Will have to come up without husband and son so I can...More
This is a tourist town. I worked in the are in the 60's, had businesses in the areas after that until after 2000. Had the opportunity to visit in July, 2015. Interesting that a fellow from Missouri has recently purchased a number of white elephant...More
Ely is, by far, the most Geocache-friendly city I have ever been to! If this is a hobby of your family, by all means, plan a trip! Fun and creative placements are everywhere. If you're not into Geocaching, the kids can still complete a citywide...More