Recreation and Tourism

Address: 128 North Fourth Street, Downtown
Cannon Falls, MN
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We hope you can find everything you need right here at Althoff Hardware in downtown Cannon Falls.

Althoff Hardware has been serving the local community with hardware and appliances since 1933!  We are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations.

Swing in to check out our store — We specialize in hardware, paint, appliances (including installation), appliance repair, lawn & garden supplies, and much more!

Business Website Address: Althoff Hardware
Business Phone Number: (507) 263-2425
Cannon Falls Bike, Canoe & Kayak Rental
Address: 615 North 5th Street
Cannon Falls, MN
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Experience the scenic Cannon River and the Cannon River Valley. Rental of canoes, kayaks and rafts. Shuttle service provided with any boat rental. Bike rental also available to bike the Cannon Valley Trail.

Hours: Weekdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Business Website Address: Cannon Falls Bike, Canoe & Kayak Rental
Business Phone Number: (507) 407-4111
Cannon Golf Club
Address: 8606 295th Street East
Cannon Falls, MN
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Beautiful new clubhouse built in 2006 will hold parties, receptions up to 150 people. Full food and liquor service available. A great setting with beautiful views of the golf course though out the banquet area.

Three miles west of Cannon Falls on Dakota County Road 88, or Hwy 52 north to 280th Street west, left on Harry Avenue follow signs.

Business Website Address: Cannon Golf Club
Business Phone Number: (507) 263-3126
Cannon Valley Fair
Address: PO Box 384
Cannon Falls, MN
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The Cannon Valley Fair celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2015. It is the largest celebration of the year for the Cannon Falls community. The Fair Board of Directors is proud to organize this event and grateful to the community and area businesses for the support they receive every year.

Business Website Address: Cannon Valley Fair
Business Phone Number: (507) 263-3548
Cannon Valley Trail
Address: 825 Cannon River Avenue
Cannon Falls, MN
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The Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota. Paralleling the Cannon River, the trail offers glimpses and panoramas of the valley and gradually descends 115 feet in elevation from Cannon Falls to Red Wing. From overhanging cliffs to views of extensive wetland complexes, nature’s seasonal changes are vividly displayed. The trail is open year-round for biking, in-line skating, skateboarding, similar wheeled recreational devices, hiking, walking and cross country skiing. Trail users age 18 or older must have a valid Wheel Pass when using the trail from April 1- Nov 1.

Business Website Address: Cannon Valley Trail
Business Phone Number: (507) 263-0508
Cycle America
Address: PO Box 485
Cannon Falls, MN
Business Website Address: Cycle America
Business Phone Number: (507) 263-2665, (612) 234-4699
Business Fax: (612) 235-4885
Gopher Hills Golf
Address: 26155 Nicolai Ave
Cannon Falls, MN
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Three distinct nine hole golf courses (including our family-friendly executive 9) offer tree-lined fairways, sculpted bunkers, numerous elevation changes, native grass and plenty of risk/reward opportunities.  The beautiful clubhouse overlooking the course makes Gopher Hills a great venue for your next tournament or event.

Our onsite banquet facility with seating capabilities up to 400 people is perfect for weddings, holiday parties, and more.

Join us on the range for FREE golf lessons every Saturday morning throughout the summer.

Business Website Address: http://www.gopherhills.com
Business Phone Number: 507-263-2507
Welch Mill Canoeing & Tubing
Address: 14818 264th Street Path
Welch, MN
Business Website Address: Welch Mill Canoeing & Tubing
Business Phone Number: (800) 657-6760, (651) 388-9857
Welch Village Resort
Address: 26685 County Road 7 Blvd
PO Box 146
Welch, MN
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Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Resort was founded by the Nelson Brothers, Clemens and Leigh, with their wives, Grace and Mary, in August 1965.

The initial facilities included five slopes serviced by a T-Bar and a rope tow, a home-designed snow-making system, modest day-lodge with food service and ski rental equipment.

By December 10th of that first season, snow-making began in preparation for a Christmas week opening. Weather factors, including two inches of rain at 60 degrees, delayed the opening until New Years. The five-week long first season ended on February 8th, 1966, with another rain, a flooded valley full of ice flows, and a major debt to service.

Following a stock sale and three more seasons of effort from 1969 through 1971, the first three of nine chairlifts were installed to service ten additional slopes, which have now been expanded to sixty runs on five distinct ridges overlooking the Cannon River and Belle Creek Valleys.

Capital improvements have been added every year in order to provide an ever improving guest experience at the resort. Snow-making is provided using the water from the Cannon River which is converted to snow via 200 fixed and mobile snow-making units. In optimum conditions, the resort is able to produce four feet of snow on 160 acres of slopes in about one week.

The SKILINK learning center, built in 1994, offers lesson packages for both skiers and snowboarders, and the latest design in rental equipment including helmets. Programs are offered for children, families, and adults of all ages enabling anyone the ability to learn the sport and make it part of their lifestyle. Connections with other ski resorts in the U.S. and Europe are offered to member guests and to resort employees.

Further expansion of the resort is anticipated, including an expanded day lodge, additional chairlifts to service additional slopes and the infrastructure required to comfortably handle our guests.

Multiple membership opportunities in the form of season passes make the resort unique and will continue to drive Welch Village to be the best example for Midwest skiers, enabling them to become life long advocates in the world for alpine adventure. Snowsports keeps people healthier physically and mentally, and has positive benefits in family and community relationships.

We recommend being a skier or snowboarder for life!

Business Website Address: Welch Village Resort
Business Phone Number: (651) 258-4567 , (651) 222-7079
The Summit Golf Club
Address: 31286 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN
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Located just 20 minutes from the south metro, and 45 minutes north of Rochester, this Midwest Golf Management design boasts an impressive Championship layout on bentgrass fairways, tees and greens. The Summit has a number of distinguishing design features including elevation changes of up to 110 feet, multiple layers of limestone incorporated throughout the course and hundreds of mature trees.

Our Par 3 Course is a fantastic stretch of 9-holes ranging anywhere from 100 to 210 yards long. The short course is manicured similarly to the BIG course, and comes designed with good bunkering, and challenging shots. Since it is located at the highest point of the property, it is also an excellent spot for elite golfers to hone their knock-down shot skills and short game fighting the wind.

Business Website Address: https://summitgolfclub.com/golf/
Business Phone Number: 507-283-4648