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Active travelers come to Ely bearing canoe paddles and backpacks; others rest easy at plush lodges.
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Ely is a last outpost of sorts: Outfitter shops jam-pack the main drag of Sheridan Street, ready to send you off on an adventure with portage packs full of gear and a canoe tied on top of your car.
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Things to do in Minnesota's North Woods include Voyageurs National Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, North American Bear Center and Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
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Tackle the pristine wilderness in luxury by renting a roomy houseboat in Minnesota's 30-year-old Voyageurs National Park. Written by Berit Thorkelson.