Cannon River-Faribault to Lake Byllesby Professional Review and Guide
"The upper Cannon is an intimate, wooded stream with gentle current. Start this trip at the Two Rivers access, at the confluence of the Straight and Cannon Rivers. With a drainage of 443 square miles, the Straight is larger than the Cannon here.
The area comprises a variety of habitat, including maple-basswood forest, oak woodlands, savanna and prairie, and floodplain forests. In spring, seasonal ephemerals cover the forest floor. The area is a refuge for many bird species as well, including Cooper’s hawks, great-horned and barred owls, wood and hermit thrushes, and warblers."