For a half-day of river paddling on the mighty Mississippi filled with scenic views, check out the MN DNR’s recommended day trip—Highway 6 to Trommald on the Mississippi River State Water Trail: Segment 5 – Aitkin to Brainerd.
For this section of the river, we also highly recommend downloading a MN DNR GeoPDF map. Using this map, you can see your location as you do with Google Maps without needing cell service or internet access. (You can download these maps for the Cuyuna mountain bike trails, too!). Download the Segment 5 geomap here.
Please read the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Safety and rules on Minnesota state water trails
Please read the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Paddleboard Paddling Safety Tips before recreating on the water
Please read the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Canoe and Kayak Paddling Safety Tips before recreating on the water.