SEVERE WX : Wind Chill Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

SE Minnesota trail gets national designation

One of 19 announced Wednesday.

Posted: May 30, 2018 5:23 PM

CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has designated the Cannon Valley Trail in southeastern Minnesota as a national recreation trail.

The Cannon Valley Trail is one of 19 newly designated national recreation trails in 17 states announced Wednesday. Zinke says the designations recognize the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone. The announcement adds more than 370 miles to the National Recreation Trails system of more than 1,000 pathways.

The 19.7-mile Cannon Valley Trail opened in 1986. It runs through diverse and spectacular scenery along an old rail bed along the Cannon River, connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing. It's open year-round for hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, and cross-country skiing. It attracts close to 100,000 visits per year.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -13°
Albert Lea
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -14°
Austin
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 8° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -9°
Charles City
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 6° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -10°
Rochester
Overcast
wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: -3°
Feels Like: -11°
Cold air in place for the next few days
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sean Weather 1/18 2

Image

Sean Weather 1/18

Image

Rochester Fire captains promoted

Image

Tracking Saturday's blizzard

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Image

Snow plow drivers prep for snow

Image

Navigating Mayo Clinic Ambulances in the snow

Image

Snow and 18 Wheelers

Image

When to call 911

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Community Events