Due to the pandemic, there is the possibility that programs listed below may change without notice.


Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip

June 21-25 · FULL
2023 dates being determined!


4 min/7 max participation
Available seats: 7
Must be 18+

This trip is full but you can join the waiting list – cancellations are not uncommon (click here). Check out this fantastic, women’s-only trip to Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and learn about the last (non-indigenous), permanent resident, Dorothy Molter.

Fully outfitted and guided -your outdoor adventure awaits!


Dorothy Day
Open House

June 26 · 11am-2pm

Special guest: Ely Folk School

Take a tour, ask questions, partake in refreshments, enjoy the company of others who love Dorothy and her story AND meet our special guests from the Ely Folk School sharing details on their birch bark canoe building program!

Plus – check out our new and improved gift shop if you haven’t already!



Donuts at Dorothy’s
Open House

July 31 · 11am-2pm

Dorothy was always had a pot of coffee and a good conversation ready for anyone who visited. Back after two years off, we are hosting Donuts at Dorothy’s, going back to the time of “coffee ‘an!”

Stop by for coffee, treats from Brainstorm Bakery, and great conversation!


kids with rootbeer

Dorothy’s Root Beer Run: Children’s Marathon

Sept 24 · Pre-registration Required

$15/child (scholarships available)

A race for kids! Children must run 25 miles PRIOR to race day where they finish the last 1.2 miles on the Ely Marathon/Half Marathon race route.

Finishers receive a race medal, bottle of Dorothy’s root beer with additional prizes for top racers.

Speaker Services & Programs

Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Want to offer a fun party activity? Presentations (virtual and in-person) on the life of Dorothy Molter and/or root beer making events are available year-round. Presentations can be formatted to fit the needs of your organization and audience, and include additional topics such as the Boundary Waters, Northwoods ecology, and wilderness living.

Dorothy’s story is perfect for all ages and can be told at:

  • Club meetings
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner events
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Corporate retreats
  • Special events & birthdays
  • Root beer float socials or parties using Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer

Speaker Program fee: $25 per hour presentation plus travel expenses (time to travel, cost of travel, lodging, meals, etc.); Discounts available for programs in the Ely Area.
Root Beer Float or Root Beer Making Party fee: Per person fee based on type of program interest and audience type, call/email for a quote! 218 365 4451  [email protected]
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen

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