Welcome to Boundary Waters


It's possible to glide in just for the day, but most people opt for at least one night of camping. Experienced paddlers flock here, but beginners are welcome, too, and everyone can get set up with gear from local lodges and outfitters. The engaging town of Ely, northeast of the Iron Range area, is the best place to start, as it has scores of accommodations, restaurants and outfitters.


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Boundary Waters in detail