ELY, Minn. -

Recently the National Geographic ranked Ely one of the best adventure towns.

This outdoor town is set within  a three–million–acre Superior National Forest and it's known as the gateway to thousands of interconnected lakes within the boundary waters.

Community members are excited about the ranking.

Cindy Beans, a Director for the Ely Chamber of Commerce, said "We are a great place not only because of Boundary Waters but as a whole and if you love us in the summer you'll love us in the winter."