Tag: Nature Walk

  • Galena River Trail

    A scenic 8.8 mile (one way) trail along the Galena River, just minutes from downtown Galena. The hard surfaced finely crushed rock trail is perfect for hiking, biking, cross country skiing or a simple stroll. It features beautiful views of the Galena River and towering bluffs. The trail is built Read more [...]

  • Rall Woods State Natural Area

    Rall Woods offers 283 Acres of timbered and huntable natural area which features native hilltop prairies and views of the Mississippi River. The area provides good hunting opportunities for forest game species like deer, wild turkey, and squirrel. Upland game opportunities are limited as rabbits are the only species present Read more [...]

  • Horseshoe Mound Preserve

    Explore, hike, bird-watch, picnic and learn about local geology while enjoying the view from atop the mound. Open All Year Pet-Friendly (Photo Credit: Rich Mattas [3 photos])

  • Tapley Woods State Natural Area

    This 260-acre timbered property provides public hunting areas, hiking and nature viewing. The topography of the area is very steep, consisting of unglaciated ridges. The entire hunting area is timbered, with mature oak and hickory, the dominant species. Undergrowth is dense which makes walking difficult. The area is bordered by Read more [...]

  • Winston Tunnel State Natural Area

    230 acres of land for public hunting, hiking, nature viewing and a historic railroad tunnel. While the tunnel itself has been walled off for years now, the entrance and walk along the tracks is beautiful. The trails are mostly either mowed grass or herd path along the way to the Read more [...]