Enjoy Winter Wonderland Activities in Ely MN

Many winter activities in Minnesota await you in the great outdoors!

Snowmobiling

The Ely area is northern Minnesota’s premier snowmobile hub and is great for both large and small groups. The town of Ely has plenty of food, entertainment and service centers. With hundreds of miles of well-groomed MN snowmobile trails well-groomed MN snowmobile trails accessible from Moose Track Adventures, the wooded hills and rolling terrain of northeast Minnesota is easily within reach

Here is the Ely Area Snowmobile Trail map showing the Taconite,  Tomahawk & Arrowhead Snowmobile Trails in the Ely Area.

Moose Track Adventures is located just off the Tomahawk Trail by Farm Lake (pink star is our location)

Snowmobile rentals are available through Lossing’s Cat Shack in Babbit.

Snowmobile facing the camera ready to ride the trails

Cross Country Skiing

Strap on your skis and set out on a wintertime adventure. The Ely area has a plethora of machine-groomed or user-tracked trails to choose from, the Trezona Trail (6.5km), Hidden Valley Cross Country Ski Trails (25km+), and more are just a short drive from Moose Track Adventures. For back-county enthusiast, there are some beautiful user-tracked trails, including South Farm, North Arm and North Junction ski trails. Take in the splendor of the Ely area with just a pair of skis and the sounds of nature around you.
Cross country skiers smiling for a photo

Ice Fishing

The hard water season is a great time to drill some holes and try your hand at catching some fish through the ice. Farm lake has plenty of opportunities to pursue some walleye, northern pike and crappies.  We located near some lakes that contain Lake trout and stream trout.
child smiling holding a fishing rod ice fishing

Dogsledding

Try the exhilarating experience of dog sledding and take the beauty of winter in Ely, MN. Enjoy a unique experience in the Sled Dog Capital of the World. Drive your own dog team, or simply hang on for the ride as they bound through miles of trails with one of Ely’s many sled dog guides. Don’t worry—there’s no need to be an expert. Your guide can show you everything! Contact Wintergreen Dogsledding for more information.
dog sled team running across snow covered ground

Snowshoeing

There are many good reasons to go off trail, and the chance to see wildlife is definitely one of them. Snowshoes can take you into places not easily accessed by ski or snowmobile, so bundle up, strap on a pair (3 pairs of adults size and 2 pairs of youth size – complimentary use) from Moose Track Adventures and explore the untouched areas of the Northwoods.

Winter Hiking

Bundle yourself up and embark on a wintery adventure on Ely’s best hiking trails. Take a lengthy daytrip through the forests of Ely or just a few hours to enjoy the scenery. Hiking in the winter is a completely different experience than the rest of the year, with the entire forest frozen in white.