B&B close to kayaking and canoeing
Being just four blocks away from the confluence of two large rivers, the St Croix and the mighty Mississippi, we are always interested in finding out about things to do in the St Croix River Valley area. Not only do we have two beaches within a short walk from our bed and breakfast, but also multiple boat launching areas. Our neighbors are quit the outdoors people and we are constantly prodding them for information. We thought we would post this letter that Julie wrote about one of their adventures last week just in case anyone was wondering about kayaking, biking or canoeing close to lodging at our Arbor Inn B&B…..
message: Hi John and Deb, this is your next door neighbor. Just in case your guests are outdoor enthusiasts, we just wanted to post a comment on the paddle/bike ride we took on the Red Cedar River and Rails to Trails bike trail on the 4th of July. All in one day, we made the scenic drive to Menomonie, WI with a couple of friends and our kayaks and bikes. We dropped our bikes off at the boat landing in Downsville, WI, then continues on to Menomonie. We kayaked from Menomonie, WI back to Downsville, WI, about 8 miles (2 hours) left our kayaks with our friends who were paddling with us, and biked an easy, and beautiful 8 miles along the Red Cedar Trail back to Menomonie to pick up our van and drive it back to Downsville to pick up our friends and load our kayaks back on the van. There was a great sandy area across from a high sand bank near the end of the paddle where we landed our kayaks for a picnic lunch we had brought along. The paddling portion is a nice easy paddle for beginners. It was a fantastic outing, and the first river paddle for our friend, Sue, who loved it. This activity is less than an hour away taking State Hwy. 10 from Prescott to Ellsworth, and Hwy 72 from Ellsworth to Downsville, and Hwy. 25 from Downsville to Menomonie.We’re so glad to have you as neighbors and friends. Hopefully we can find the time in the near future to do this activity with you.
Scot and Julie
On a quick added note: After a great day trip like this, a nice refreshing couples massage would end the day perfectly.