IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THE CANNON VALLEY TRAIL!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FLOOD RELATED NOTICES AND CLOSURES:
9/29/16: THE CANNON VALLEY TRAIL HEAD IN DOWNTOWN CANNON FALLS IS . UNTIL FLOOD WATERS RECEDE AND THE TRAIL HEAD IS REOPENED USE THE TRAIL ACCESS LOCATED OFF OF CANNON RIVER AVENUE NEAR THE SOFTBALL FIELDS. THIS PORTION OF TRAIL WILL RE-OPEN ON 9/30/16
Map to Cannon Falls Softball Field Access
9/29/16: THE CANNON VALLEY TRAIL IS FROM CANNON FALLS TO RED WING.
Cannon Valley Trail
The Outdoor Foundation® has produced the Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report to provide a snapshot of American participation in outdoor activities with a focus on youth and young adults. The report is based on an online survey of nearly 11,000 Americans ages six and older.
In local news, an article about one of our new regional parks: "Milford Mine Memorial Park was one of 14 parks and trails in Minnesota deemed regionally significant last month by a state commission."
Brainerd Dispatch Article
The trail planning, design, and development guidelines presented in this manual are the result of a multiyear effort by MN DNR. The goal of the project was to develop a consistent set of guidelines and common language for developing motorized and non-motorized trails at the local, county, regional and state level. The guidelines take into consideration and build upon past practices common to Minnesota.
This informative Guidelines volume received the Coalition for Recreational Trails' 2007 Annual Achievement Award for trail projects funded through the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration.
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Based on research conducted in 2007, MN DNR created a series of programs designed to attract new users, specifically families with children. A study was conducted to assess the satisfaction of visitors who participate in a variety of programs and special events as well as the success of these programs and special events at attracting new users above and beyond the typical level that visit parks and trails without programs and special events.
The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC) today announced a second round of two additional parks and trails in Greater Minnesota have achieved regional designation for 2016.
Joining the list of regionally designated facilities at the August 24, 2016 GMRPTC meeting were Duluth’s Hartley Park and Aitkin County’s Northwoods ATV Trail.
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