3 Reasons You’ll Love Exploring the Galena River Trail

When you are craving fresh air and peace and quiet, head to the Galena River Trail. This wonderful area is the perfect haven for getting lost in nature for a little while. Whether you are a major outdoor enthusiast who wants to spend all day biking or you simply want to go on a half hour walk, this well-maintained trail is an excellent place to do so.

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1. It Is Long Enough for a Full Day Outdoors

Whether you want to go on a short walk outside or spend a full day on the trail, you can! The Galena River Trail offers six miles (one way) of finely crushed rock trail to explore. You can check out the Galena trail map to plan your route, or simply wander to see what spectacular scenery you can find!

2. You Can Enjoy the Galena River Trail Year Round

No matter what season of the year you visit our area, you can always explore our beautiful landscape on the Galena River Trail. In the warmest months of the year, runners, hikers, and bikers frequent the trail and experience vibrant colors and rustling leaves. In the winter, however, the trail becomes a great place for snowshoeing and cross country skiing!

3. The Galena Junction Trail is a Great Place to Start

If you’ve never visited the Galena River Trail before, consider exploring the 3.4-mile section of it known as the Galena Junction Trail. This section starts at Depot Park near the U.S. Highway bridge. It winds south of town along the scenic river. Along the way, you’ll find explanatory signs with information about Galena river history and the native plants and animals on the trail. This section of the Galena River Trail is also known for being one of the best bird watching areas in the region.

Return Home to the Farmers Guest House After a Day Exploring Galena!

After an exhausting day on the Galena River Trail, wouldn’t you love to find a glass of wine and delicious snack waiting for you at your home-away-from-home? At the Farmers Guest House, that is just what you will find! Each day, we treat our guests to a complimentary and award-winning breakfast in the morning and WineTime in the afternoon.

In addition, our inn offers comfortable guestrooms and suites just a short walk from the heart of downtown Galena. Built as the Farmers Home Hotel in 1867, our inn boasts fascinating historical details, plus all the modern amenities you’re looking for. We offer a variety of great specials and packages throughout the year to help you make the most of a visit with us. Learn more about our inn today. Then, book your next Galena getaway with us!

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