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.  

July Events

July 27

InTandem, consisting of Brenda Owens and Lee Mensinger, an acoustic duo, will be on hand to perform a variety of folk, blues, roots, and Americana standards with vocal harmonies on guitars, mandolin, banjo, and baritone uke. 

Theodore Roosevelt Camp is an 1880 wall tent filled with Roosevelt artifacts, hunting equipment, animal skins and much more.  

 Adam Lindquist , a 3 time national champion living history performer, will take you on a trip back in time as he portrays Roosevelt, our 23rd President. 

He will regale us with his stories of his work on saving our wild places for the future generations, his meetings with John Muir and others who shaped our national commitment to the environment. 

You will have felt you met the real man.

Coming in August and September!

August 3 – Red Wing Chamber providing treats in conjuction with River City Days.

August 17 – InTandem providing music; Ferndale Market will be providing treats

August 24 – Red Wing Park Naturalists will be on site, Pie Plate Cafe/Stockholm pie will be giving out samples.

September 7 – InTandem performing; treats from Pie Plate Cafe/Stockholm Pie

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 Dustin @ 507-369-4146 or @ cvtvoicesofvalley@gmail.com.