Watery wilderness and paddlers' paradise, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is best known for its long-distance water trails, though there is also a selection of land routes on hand for aspiring hikers.
Located at historic Pioneer Mine on Ely's north side, the site is managed by Ely Greenstone Public Art (www.elygreenstone.org). The Shaft House, 401 North Pioneer Road, is open Memorial Day through Labor Day on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. or by appointment (235-1721). Photos and artifacts from the underground mine which closed in 1967 are displayed. Miners Dry House, 105 Miners Lake Landing Road, features events, art shows and classes throughout the year and is located alongside the Trezona Trail.
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