2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota State Water Trails system, the first and largest in the nation. State Water Trails are recreational routes on waterways that are managed for canoeing, kayaking, boating and camping. They include a network of public water accesses, campsites and rest areas. They thrive on the support of local units of government, paddling clubs, nonprofits and outfitters. In the Cannon River watershed we are fortunate to have two State Water Trails: the Cannon River and the Straight River.
To celebrate this anniversary Cannon River Watershed Partnership is hosting some paddles on June 22nd and 23rd. Join us for a leisurely paddle exploring our wonderful waters!
There is no cost to join us (unless you need to rent a canoe or kayak) but preregistration is required by June 20th so we can plan out shuttling needs. Register by contacting Alana at (507) 786-3916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No one under the age of 18 without adult supervision. Life jackets/PFDs required. We will do a brief safety review at each site but paddling lessons are not part of this event. CRWP volunteers will be there to help people get in and out of the water and manage shuttling.
More details and information on canoe and kayak rental can be found at www.crwp.net, click on News and Events.
Route 1 – Cannon River – Cannon River Wilderness Area Park to Northfield
Route 2 – Cannon River – Cannon Falls to Welch
Straight River – Clinton Falls to Medford