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You are invited to experience the beautiful Cannon Valley Trail. 

 

You Now Have a New Mobile Web App for the Cannon Valley Trail!

  • Search for trail features including Trail Access, Parking, Restrooms, Water Stations, and Wheel Pass Pay Stations.
  • See a photo of each trail feature.
  • Click ‘Find My Location’ to see your current trail location.
  • Please review this 'Help Document' if you need help with the Mobile App!

 

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.

 

July Schedule

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11th   

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

Cannon Falls Community Band

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18th   

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

  Goodhue County Historical Society and Musician Tom Peschges

 

   

SATURDAY, JULY 25th   

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

Red Wing Chamber will provide a treat for trail users and Dan Schwan will play accordion.  

 


 

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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