Regional Attractions

Cross Country Ski Trails:

Flatiron-Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails

Flatiron-Gegoka cross country ski trails are located just 6 miles down the road from the kennel, in Isabella. Book an extra day or two at Lake Gegoka Condos or Superior National Forest Lodge and explore a fabulous trail system nestled in the Isabella snowbelt. Or, register for a custom lodge dogsled trip at Whispering Pines Lodge for the ultimate winter northwoods dogsled & ski getaway.

Hidden Valley Ski Area

Home turf for the talented Ely Nordic Ski Team. Groomed trails for classic or skate skiing.

The Trezona Trail

This 4 mile loop around Miners Lake is conveniently located just three blocks from the center of Ely, and great for novices or a quick ski after dog sledding. Many more ski trails near Ely.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding:

Lutsen Resort

Giants Ridge

Destinations for skiers and boarders with under a 2 hour drive from Ely.

Ice Fishing:

Scenic Drives:

North Shore Scenic Drive

North Shore Scenic Drive between Duluth and Two Harbors. Lake Superior is not to be missed if you have a little extra time for the scenic way!


Canal Park

Stay at a great lodge and be within walking distance of many fabulous restraints, shops, and Lake Superior. We recommend The Duluth Grill, for any meal of the day, but especially breakfast.

City of Duluth

There is lots to do in Duluth Minnesota. Visit the City of Duluth Website or thevisit Duluth website to see what is happening in Duluth

Environmental Learning:

Wolf Ridge

For educational groups, this environmental learning center based in Finland, MN has much to offer.

International Wolf Center

The International Wolf Center is located in Ely is open Sat & Sun during the winter. A must for those interested in wolves.

North American Bear Center

The North American Bear Center is located in Ely is open Fri & Sat during the winter.