Awesome Trips: North Fork Crow River - More
Launch from Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (RM 15.9), near Hanover, MN, and paddle 15.9 miles to the Crow/Dayton Public Water Access at the confluence with the Mississippi River (RM 0). This route will take the average paddler 6-8 hours.
Designated a Wild and Scenic River, the Crow River leads paddlers through rural landscapes just outside of the metropolitan area. The river banks, forested with maple, basswood, and elm, are occasionally interrupted with gently rolling farmlands. Chances to see wildlife are plenty and sightings of great-blue herons, white-tail deer, and bald eagles are common.
To order or download a map of the North Fork Crow River Water Trail visit: http://www.mndnr.gov/watertrails/northforkcrowriver/index.html