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You are invited to experience the beautiful Cannon Valley Trail. 

 

Voices of the Valley

on the

Cannon Valley Trail

 

Voices of the Valley is a Cannon Valley Trail interpretative program planned to assist a visitors exploration and understanding of the Cannon River Valley.  Resource Persons will be available the first Saturday of each month May through September.  All activities listed are held at Welch Station Access (Mile Marker 9.7) unless other wised noted.

 

June Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th   

(11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Brenda Owens and Lee Mensinger of “In Tandem” will be entertaining and Rod Johnson, Archaeologist will provide an interesting display of artifacts and he has a whole history of information on the area.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th   

(11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Leonard McCracken, Welch will entertain us with his music.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20th   (Father’s Day)

(11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)

Ray Sands of the Polka Dots with be with us again. We always enjoy him and sometimes he even starts a Polka dance among the bikers.

Econo Foods Cannon Falls will provide watermelon for everyone.

 

The Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and  spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota. 

Paralleling the Cannon River, the Trail offers glimpses and panoramas of the valley and gradually descends 115 feet in elevation from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.  From overhanging cliffs to views of extensive wetland complexes, nature's seasonal changes are vividly displayed.  

The Trail is open year round for bicycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, hiking and walking, and similar wheeled recreational devices.  Trail users age 18 or older must have a valid Wheel Pass when using the trail from April 1st - November 1st .  During the snow season, cross-country skiing is a common trail activity.  The Great Minnesota Ski Pass is required to cross-country ski on the Cannon Valley Trail.

 

 

Share the Trail!!!

  • Watch for and obey all signs

  • Look both ways at road crossings  

  • Be in control of your bicycle at all times 

  • Watch for hazards on or near the trail 

  • Use the right hand side of the trail

  • Announce your presence when passing

  • Wear a helmet

Be a 'Friend' of the  Cannon Valley Trail.

Please, no pets on the

Cannon Valley Trail!!

(Including those in

 baskets and trailers)


Home    About the Trail     Wheel Pass - REQUIRED     Support YOUR Trail     Trail Map (pdf)          

     Trail History     Natural Resources     Cultural Resources      School Groups/Group Events        

Local Area Information  (ie.  Bike Rental/Shuttle Service/Camping, etc.)

 Voices of the Valley     Trail Photos      Ordinances     Directions     Contact Us


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