Southeastern Minnesota is a paddler’s dream. Throughout the forested bluff land
terrain, called the “Driftless Area”, there are both
easy paddling routes as well as challenging, more
difficult streams all offering beautifull scenic
views and a variety of wildlife.
Driftless contains maps and descriptions for
over 50 routes covering 600 miles to help you plan your paddling trip.
Information such as route length, difficulty, hazards, as well as points of
interest, the best put-in and take-out accesses and shuttle routes are included
to help in choosing a trip to fit your needs.
Also included are “River
Scenes” which have interesting information on history along the routes as
well as some personal, sometimes humorous accounts of trips on the rivers.
Driftless is written for all levels of
paddlers, from the beginner to the most experienced paddler.
For the beginner to intermediate paddler there are
the main routes on the Cannon, Zumbro, and Root
rivers, for the more experienced paddlers the routes on the Bear, Deer,
Whitewater, and smaller branches of the Root River and Zumbro
River provide more challenging runs.