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 2021 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.

The Raven Words Reflections Blog

Impressions of Ely

This article was originally published in the 2008-2009 Ely Winter Times.    2008 editor’s note: The following is a blog entry I stumbled on when I was Googling something else. Better written than 90% of the blogs I’ve read, it stuck with me. I joined the blogspot (my first!) in Albuquerque where it originated –…

Day on a Dog Sled

It’s 6:30 am on a January morning. Granite, the sled dog, pulls his tail away from his nose to look over the dog yard in hopes that his human is bringing soup. Chris, a dogsledding guide and Granite’s human for the season, has just arrived at the mushers’ shed and is mixing up 10 gallons…

Books for Blizzards: Land of 10,000 Plates

Books for Blizzards: Land of 10,000 Lakes by Patrice Johnson   Land of 10,000 Lakes mixes recipes and stories with Minnesota heritage to cook up a book that’s equal parts sentimental and practical. Although she gives a nod to the bland Scandinavian style of Minnesota traditional food, author Patrice Johnson steps boldly into “seasonings outside the…

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