Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor play knows no bounds in Jo Daviess County. From waterways and byways to unbeaten paths for the whole family, Galena and Jo Daviess County offers a thrill-seeker’s dream. Bikes, boats, balloons, birds and bluegill are in abundance during the warmer seasons. Grab a pair of skis, lace up your skates, sled down a hill and more for winter fun! So come enjoy the scenic views as you explore our rolling hills, miles of trails and breathtaking bluffs.

 

Adventure

Adventure

Thrill seekers can soar thru the trees, explore off-the-beaten paths on Segways or race down an alpine slide.

Birding & Wildlife

Birding & Wildlife

Galena Country is filled with birds and wildlife. Go on a nature walk and you might spy an eagle soaring high.

Farms & Gardens

Farms & Gardens

You-pick farms and markets offer fresh produce and the opportunity to get close to the source. Tours available.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and explore Galena Country on horseback. Miles of groomed trails await for seasoned and beginning riders.

Winter Fun

Winter Fun

Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and cross-country skiing take outdoor fun to the next level in Galena Country.

Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails

Take a hike or bike ride on one of the area’s many trails. Be prepared for breathtaking views and challenging hills.

Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Need gear? You can rent or buy canoes, kayaks, bikes, scooters, snowshoes, skis, and boats all right here.

Hunting

Hunting

Test your skills at hunting squirrel, rabbit, deer, turkeys and more. Check the IDNR website for permit information.

Boating & Fishing

Boating & Fishing

Quiet streams and the lure of the mighty Mississippi River are calling. Come catch trout, bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.

Ballooning

Ballooning

Watch a Galena sunset from the sky. Up to 14 people can ride as a group. Total fly time is around an hour.

Golf

Golf

Tee up! With 10 spectacular golf courses, we’re one of the top golf destinations in the Midwest.