About Us

Let Us Introduce Ourselves...

Way To Go Outfitters is located 5 miles south of Ely, Minnesota, in the Superior National Forest, with access to all entry points into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. We specialize in canoe trip outfitting with a personal touch. Owners Jeff & Donna Hway, along with son Jake, and his wife, Jessica, together have more than 90 years combined experience fishing and exploring the portage trails and waterways we call our backyard. It is our inside knowledge and hands-on experience, coupled with friendly service and attention to details, that qualifies us to be your outfitter.

As part of our commitment to you, we are pleased to offer a picturesque northwoods setting as our base of operations. It is the perfect place to ease the transition from hectic modern life to the peace and tranquility of the wilderness. Our overnight accommodations are comfortable and spacious, and our hearty continental breakfast tops you off before you head out on the canoe trail. We can provide everything for your trip – as much or as little as you need. From the moment you enter our driveway to the moment you depart for home, your complete satisfaction is our goal.

Jeff
Jeff
Donna
Donna
Jake
Jake
Jessica
Jessica

Once the canoe season ends, we switch hats and begin fall training with our Alaskan huskies to prepare for an active season of dog sled trips. As soon as snow blankets the northland, our winter business—Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips—is off and running! Visit us at www.elydogsledtrips.com and consider coming up in Ely's "other tourist season" for an exhilarating experience: driving a team of eager, friendly sled dogs on scenic trails over varied terrain winding through the wild, yet welcoming winter wonderland!

Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips




testimonials

  • "Thanks again for everything you did to make our first Boundary Waters canoe trip with our kids so successful!! It was a highlight of the summer for all of us, and you certainly added a personal touch. I'm happy to promote Way To Go!" -M.K., Minneapolis, MN
  • "Can't say enough about your great outfitting services. You really know the wilderness routes and all the campsites and portages out there. All the notes you wrote on our map were exactly right! We all agreed: our Quetico canoe trip was the best adventure we've ever had, and we've been to a lot of places!" -R.G., Evanston, IL
  • "Our canoe trip in the Boundary Waters was nothing short of FANTASTIC! We just showed up at your doorstep with our cameras, clothes, and fishing gear, and you took care of all the rest. Everything was perfect--gear, food, and lightweight canoes that were a dream to paddle and carry on the portages. Best of all was your advice on where to go that got us into gorgeous country and LOTS of fish! We'll be back next year…now that we know the 'Way to Go!'" -J.P., Kansas City, MO