Come on out to Freethinking Camping in beautiful Cannon Falls, MN, just a short drive about 30 miles South East of St. Paul! Camping will take place at a secluded private residence. There are private areas to set up camp, or set up closer to civilization if you'd like. The residence is only 100 yards away from the local Cannon Valley Bike Trail, and near the swimming and water-fun friendly Cannon River for the rustics, with a swimming pool available as well for those who are more urban.
The official overnight will be as follows:
Set up to start on Saturday at 1pm, dinner around 5pm. We will provide meat and veggie hot dogs/brats and buns to roast for the main meal, and ingredients to make S'mores later in the evening! Please consider bringing a dish or munchies to share and anything else you'd like to drink. (Alcohol is okay as long as you are responsible and do not plan on driving.) You are also welcome to bring your own food for dinner, and don't forget something for breakfast the next day!
Sunday Morning- the canoe trip is scheduled for Sunday morning until early afternoon. Please state when you RSVP if you'd like to also attend the canoe trip so that we can make a reservation for you. (You will have to pay for canoe rental fee.) We will verify exact times of canoe trip when the date gets closer.
Not a camper? Come out for just the afternoon/evening on Saturday or the morning/afternoon on Sunday!
Some activities that will be included in the weekend on Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday morning: bike riding/walking/roller blading on the bike trail (some bikes available if needed); horses; swimming; geocaching; possibly a freethinking movie and/or dance music in a great barn; and an awesome campfire! Private campers can have their own campfires as well, but it will be fun to sit around the main fire as a group and chat through the night. Feel free to bring furry friends, again, please be responsible for your animal! (Do we see a theme here?) :)
There are also businesses just up and down the river (about 6 miles away) that rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, and bikes. (They also provide shuttle service back to your car for these activities.) Please see their websites if this is something you'd like to do:
Canoes and Bikes:
Cannon Valley Trail Map:
Cannon Falls Chamber Site:
Detailed Driving Directions:
Exit Cty 19 East, from Hwy 52, Continue East on 19 through Cannon Falls and 4 more miles until mile marker 196, turn left (north) on Sunset Trl. Stay on Sunset Trl for 2.5 miles, crossing the bike trail near the river, and 1/2 mile further, turn onto long driveway with large gray mailbox with 28500 on it.
If you have any questions or want more details, just shoot us an email here on Meet Up! Hope to see you there!
UPDATE RE FOOD!!!!
Here are the food items (and items to put food on like PLATES) that will be provided for dinner and breakfast the next day. If you are hankering for anything else, you will have to bring it yourself. Also, BYOB if you want booze. Drinking is a-okay as long as you are responsible, ie, not planning on driving anywhere drunk. :)
o (Good quality) Brats, Hot Dogs, Veggie dogs
o Lime Aid/Raspberry Lemonade/Water
o Buns, Pickles
o Watermelon, Chips
o Potatoes (for fire baking)
o Condiments, cups, plates, napkins, ice
o Coffee, Orange Juice, Milk
o Griddle - for eggs, pancakes, pre-cooked sausage or bacon (which will be available there as well, no need to bring!)
o Oats/Fruit cereal (Bircher Muesli)
Goats for any goat lovers (2 of the 7):