Wabasha Cannon Route
The Wabasha Cannon Route explores hills and valleys along the Mississippi River between Wabasha and Red Wing, Minnesota. From Red Wing the route turns away from the river and explores the various hills and valleys leading to Cannon Falls. The middle of the route is marked by a wide flat area. We managed to minimize your ride in that area by dropping down to West Concord and following the ridges and valleys back through Mazeppa to Wabasha. In addition to the views and attractions along the river, many of the small towns and villages have local parks and other points of interest. The Wabasha Cannon Route is on the north end of the Driftless Area and fairly close to the Twin Cities. If you are from northeast Minnesota and have the Red Wing Fairbault Route, this should be the next one on your list.
NOTE: While all of our routes were created utilizing paved roads, we are not able to keep up with road conditions throughout the entire Driftless Area. It is up to each rider to assess road conditions and their own abilities in order to assure rider safety.
Wabasha Cannon Route (pictured above): ~240 miles; 6.25 riding hours.
Wabasha Cannon Lite Route (not pictured): ~185 miles; 4.75 riding hours.
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Lake City: Lake City Concourse, Roschen Park, Bald Eagle Bluffs & State Natural Area
Cannon Falls: Lake Byllseby Park, Lake Byllseby Beach, Lake Byllseby Dam, Cannon Falls Historical Museum
Red Wing: Sea Wing Memorial, Red Wing Marine Museum, Soldiers Memorial Park, Aliveo Military Museum
Millville: Spring Creek Motocross Park, Meadow Valley Motocross
Wabasha: National Eagle Center, Tow Mater
Zumbrota: East Covered Bridge Park
Kenyon: The Tardis