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Trips to celebrate water trails

Cannon River Watershed Partnership will offer leisurely paddling trips June 22 and 23 on the Cannon and Straight rivers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Minnesota State Water Trails system.

There will be two routes June 22 on the Cannon River: Cannon River Wilderness Area Park to Northfield and Cannon Falls to Welch. A single route June 23 follows the Straight River from Clinton Falls to Medford.

The excursions are free, but canoes and kayaks can be rented for a fee. No one under 18 will be allowed without adult supervision. Preregistration is required. To register or learn more, visit or call 507-786-3916.