Voices of the Valley

Voices of the Valley, a Cannon Valley Trail interpretive program is planned to assist a visitor’s understanding and exploration of the Cannon River Valley and also provides educational and entertaining programs for Trail users. 

Programs take place on Saturdays during the months of  May through September from 11am-2pm  at Cannon Valley Trail Welch Station Access.  

Topics may include – Archeology, Geology, Native American Studies, Railroad History, Tree Talk, Wildflowers, or other Natural and Cultural programs.  

2020 Events!

Note: All 2020 Events are subject to change due to COVID Restrictions or unfavorable weather.


July 4

. On Saturday July 4th, Red Wing musician Tom Peschges will perform blue grass and Americana music. Tom has played with the Double Down Daredevils on rhythm guitar and lead and harmony vocals.


RW Naturalist

July 11

On Saturday July 11th, the local musical duo InTandem, with Brenda Owens of Cannon Falls and Lee Mensinger of Red Wing, will perform folk, blues, and roots standards on guitars, banjo, mandolin, and ukuleles.

The Red Wing Naturalists will also be on site that day handing out scavenger hunt pages that people can take home with them and sharing info on animals, birds, and plants that live near the CVT. 


August 1

Come and relax while Helen Forysthe plays her banjo and sings some of your favorite folk songs.


August 29

Ben Manning – a member of Flatt & Square – will be at WSA with Old Time Music selections for you to enjoy .


  • Sept 5– Red Wing Naturalists
  • Sept 29 – Helen Forsythe

Schedule is subject to change and weather permitting

These events are held at the Welch Station access,a beautiful spot located 9.6 miles on the trail from Cannon Falls and very near to Welch.

The address is 26674 144th Avenue Way-Welch, MN. 55089.

Local musicians enjoy sharing their talents with you, sit and listen a while. Refreshments are donated by area businesses.

Everyone is invited to these events, not just bikers. Please note throughout the season some Voices of the Valley programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Everyone COME, and ENJOY! See you on the Trail!

Volunteers welcome!  If you have informational items or a talent you would like to share at Voices of the Valley. Contact the trail office at 507-263-0508 or @ info@cannonvalleytrail.com