Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Frontenac Nights: the Adventures of Heidi and Tim
Heidi and I made a pleasant discovery this past weekend. We like the little river town of Redwing, MN and Frontenac State Park is a great place for camping. Redwing, where Redwing shoes are made, sits in the Mississippi River Valley surrounded by trees, rolling hills, and bluffs over the river. The town has a cool little main street with shops and restaurants and a large city park on a point in the river. There is also the Cannon Valley Trail, a former railroad right of way that has been converted into an asphalt biking/walking trail. Heidi and I rode it for a while on Saturday and had a great time. (Chris Heng and I once stumbled upon that trail during a mountain biking adventure a few years ago. It was fun to ride more of it.) After our ride, we headed east of Redwing about 10 miles to Frontenac State Park. Our camping site was really nice with tree cover and bathrooms close by. There were miles of trails for hiking and we took one down the bluff to the river. It was beautiful. There were also some incredible overlooks a short walk from our campsite. We give Frontenac State Park two thumbs up. At the end of our adventure we did a little shopping and Heidi scored a sweet ring at an antique store. It was a great trip.