Day Trip to Cannon Falls
Nestled along the Cannon River, the quaint town of Cannon Falls offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This small town boasts a blend of natural beauty, cute boutiques, culinary delights, and history. Whether you’re a local seeking a weekend getaway or a traveler passing through, Cannon Falls has something for everyone.
1. Coffee and Ice Cream at Cannon Belles
Cannon Belles is a charming and award-winning coffee and ice cream shop. This haven for caffeine connoisseurs offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Pair your favorite brew with a freshly baked pastry or a yummy ice cream cone. Enjoy the comfortable couches and cow artwork inside, or a find a spot in the sun on the outdoor patio.
2. Check Out the Waterfall
One of the main highlights of Cannon Falls is the serene waterfall that lends its name to the town. Tucked away in Riverside Park, the Cannon River Falls is a peaceful oasis where you can connect with nature, watch swans and ducks swim, and walk or bike along the paved path.
4. Indulge in Culinary Delights
Cannon Falls is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse culinary scene that caters to various tastes. For a hearty breakfast, head over to Nick’s Diner, a beloved local spot that serves up classic American comfort food with a touch of nostalgia. A few other notable restaurants include Mill Street Tavern and Miller’s Bar and Grill.
5. Enjoy Local Wine
After exploring the town, take a break and quench your thirst at one of Cannon Falls’ renowned beverage destinations. The Cannon River Winery invites you to savor their carefully crafted wines while enjoying the breathtaking vineyard views. We especially enjoyed the Gunflint Gris and Fiesty Bitch White.
6. Sip Suds at the Brewery
If you enjoy a refreshing beer, head across the street to the Tilion Brewing Co. and indulge in their selection of handcrafted brews. I especially recommend trying Ghost Pines Nordic IPA and T-1 Cranberry Belgian Blonde Ale.
Plan Your Day Trip
A day trip to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, promises a blend of relaxation and exploration. From charming shops and delicious meals to indulging in local beverages and enjoying the beauty of the waterfall, it’s a really lovely day trip. Looking for more local day trip ideas? Check out my blog posts on Northfield, Hastings, and St. Paul.