Cannon Valley Trail
Description: This is the smoothest trail in the state! Repaved in 1999 after flooding, this is ice smooth and extremely scenic. For a best-in-the-state skating experience, skate the trail during the fall leaf-turning extravaganza.
Getting There: The trail runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing with access on either end or at Welch Village in the middle. Cannon Falls is directly south of the Twin Cities on Highway 52. To reach Red Wing or Welch, turn east off Highway 52 onto Highway 61 (signed for Red Wing).
Length: The trail is just under 20 miles long. Welch is about halfway.
Other nearby trails: No other trails are right in the area.
Web site: http://www.cannonvalleytrail.com