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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
815.776.9200
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Hiking, Biking & Riding

With so much to see and do in Galena, setting aside a few days for your visit will allow you to discover the town firsthand.


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Apple River Canyon State Park

Apple River Canyon State Park offers fishing, picnicking, hiking, camping and more. Spend the day enjoying the great outdoors!

The Apple River has ...more

8763 E. Canyon Rd.
Apple River IL 61001
Local: 815-745-3302

Buehler Preserve

Hike and bike this 25-acre property along the Galena River Trail. This preserve extends from the Meeker Street footbridge into the preserve. The Jo Daviess ...more

102 Jefferson St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.858.9100

Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

Not only does Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation's Casper Bluff property command some of the best views of the Mississippi River and its backwater sloughs, ...more

870 S. Pilot Knob Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.858.9100

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Along with the famous Alpine Slide, outdoor activities at this magical resort during the summer season include mountain bike rentals and minature golf!
MOUNTAIN ...more

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.397.1320

Fever River Outfitters

This shop is for the outdoorsman in everyone, with canoe, kayak, bicycle, scooter, snowshoe and ice skate rentals, not to mention quality boats, sports ...more

525 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.776.9425

Galena Gateway Park

For the safety of all, the Park will be closed during the upcoming firearm, muzzleloader and winter hunting seasons.-Nov. 18-20.-Dec. 1-4.-Dec. 9-11.-Dec. ...more

9300 Powderhouse Hill Road
Galena IL 610376
Local: 815.858.9100

Galena River Trail

For the safety of all, the Trail will be closed during the upcoming firearm, muzzleloader and winter hunting seasons.-Nov. 18-20.-Dec. 1-4.-Dec. 9-11.-Dec. 29-Jan. ...more

Start at Recreation Park
Bouthillier Street
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.858.9100

Hanover Bluff Nature Preserve

Hike 450 natural acres of gorgeous land, home of nine Illinois endangered or threatened plants and animals. Pack a picnic and make a day of it! This is ...more

Whitton Rd.
Hanover IL 61041
Local: 815-745-3302

Horseshoe Mound

Located at the eastern gateway to the historic city of Galena, the 40-acre Horseshoe Mound offers the public opportunities to enjoy one of the most scenic ...more

1679 N. Blackjack Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-858-9100

Schurmeier Teaching Forest

Bring the family to Jo Daviss Conservation Foundation's 56-acre upland forest and enjoy hiking 2miles of trails or simply relax and enjoy the native wildflowers ...more

147 E. Reusch Rd.
Elizabeth IL 61028
Local: 815.858.9100

Shenandoah Riding Center

The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Its location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic ...more

200 N Brodrecht Road
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.9550

Wapello Land & Water Reserve

This property has been transformed from an agricultural field back into a native short grass prairie filled with native grasses and wildflowers. The site ...more

8642 IL Rt. 84 S.
Hanover IL 61041
Local: 815.858.9100

Witkowsky State Wildlife Area

This wildlife area offers public hunting and nature viewing. The transcontinental bluebird trail segment starts at parking lot 1. Please sign in and out ...more

Blackjack Rd.
Seven Miles North of Hanover
Hanover IL 61041
Local: 815-745-3302