Amidst the hills of Northwestern Illinois sits Galena, a unique small town masterpiece that mixes a vibrant downtown, incredible lifestyle, and an amazing historical perspective that evokes a feeling of yesteryear. One of America’s most notable Main Streets offers unique shopping, a multitude of dining options, nightlife and entertainment, and year round events and activities including Oktoberfest and the famed Country Fair. Kayak down the Galena River, bike the Galena River Trail, or spend time in one of many beautiful parks and conservation areas. Boat access to the Mississippi River is well within reach, tucked between the scenic bluffs of Illinois and Iowa. Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort is great for the winter enthusiast, and features challenging slopes and a terrain park. Close proximity to Dubuque, IA offers access to more entertainment that includes two casinos, additional shopping and dining.
The Galena Territory
A vision realized, The Galena Territory encompasses 6800 acres of rugged land in a pastoral setting, offering amazing views, natural settings, a variety of wildlife, and much more in a location just a short drive to the shopping, restaurants, and entertainment of downtown Galena. Amenities include a state of the art Owners’ Club with new indoor lap pool and outdoor pool with separate kids area, updated fitness facility, tennis courts, indoor basketball court, equestrian center, miles of trails for hiking or horseback, spillway with observation deck, a marina with outdoor pavilion, and the 220 acre Lake Galena, one of the best fishing venues around. Within the confines of The Galena Territory you’ll also find Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, with its 63 holes of championship golf, luxurious accommodations, and fine and casual dining options. Relax and embrace the peace and tranquility that is The Galena Territory.
Rural Jo Daviess County
The land that time forgot, Jo Daviess County offers an array of scenic bluffs, picturesque meadows, rolling terrain, and views for miles. Privacy, recreation, conservation, agriculture, nature, and wildlife are central themes throughout. Farms, farmettes, and rural subdivisions are scattered through the open expanse, with a little bit of something for everyone. Embrace the ability to own your own recreation area, with properties offering ponds, creeks, and manicured trails. Conservation areas like Casper Bluff, Wapello, and Horseshoe Mound offer rural park sites and historical significance.
Apple Canyon Lake
Located in the heart of Jo Daviess County sits Apple Canyon Lake, featuring a 440 acre lake with over 15 miles of shore line offering excellent power boating and water sports, tremendous fishing, waterfront access, and sand beaches. Recreation is the focal point of the development, with miles of trails for hiking or ATV vehicles, an on-site campground, full clubhouse, newly designed pool complex, nine hole golf course, tennis courts, and marina. Year round events for all to enjoy, and convenient travel to many quaint surrounding towns. Privacy, beauty, and entertainment rolled into one.