Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar

The Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar gives you twelve outstanding photographs to remind you of where you’ve spent some precious, perhaps even life-changing, moments. Locations are identified so you will know exactly where these familiar scenes are awaiting your return. Click here to order your 2022 Calendar today.

When our most enthusiastic customers get in touch, they always comment on the sidebars. These contain a variety of topics from human and natural history to camping tips and even recipes, with some occasional philosophical rants about wilderness and getting kids outdoors. Moon phases, hunting and fishing seasons, emergency contacts, permit information, holidays and local events are included. With all that we try to leave enough room for you to add your appointments and special events on each date.

Ely Summer and Winter Times

The Ely Summer and Winter Times was first published in 1996. It’s filled with articles and information interesting to full-time and seasonal Ely residents, tourists, business visitors, and Ely enthusiasts who don’t live here (yet).

Distributed for free at most Ely locations and with a promise of only 1/3rd advertising space, the Times is a great place for businesses and non-profits to get their message to just about everybody at a very reasonable rate.

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Voyageur Outward Bound School Flapper Recipe

The Outward Bound Flapper has enough calories to keep you warm and get you through your afternoon adventures in a tasty, chewable-even-at 20-below bar you can make yourself. Used by expedition students and instructors at the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Ely, these are handy any time you are hungry and don’t want to prepare…

Love Stories from Basswood Lake

This piece is excerpted and edited from “Summer at the Lake” by John Huston, originally published in the 2006 Ely Summer Times.  The above image features Edna & Paul at a cabin in their resort.    Log cabin lodges dot the green shorelines.  Motorboats full of tourists from Chicago and Minneapolis criss-cross the water.  Floatplanes…

XC Skiing: It’s a lifestyle

For Jacki Fisher cross country skiing is a lifestyle. A way to “get out there and play!”    And when one lives in the northwoods, a ‘get out there and play’ mentality is essential to doing anything more than simply surviving the winter. Consider any children you know. Consider their drive to be outside, playing.…

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