Float down the river or pitch a tent in
the great outdoors

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN RESORT -3577 South Blanding Rd, Galena.

Even in the warmer months, high above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain Resort offers all kinds of fun activities for the entire family.

Ride a sled down 2,050 ft. of tailored track to the banks of the Mississippi on the Alpine Slide. Chestnut’s scenic lift whisks you back to the top where on a clear day the three-state view is as much the attraction as the slide down.

Do not resist the temptation to take one of Chestnut’s one-and-a-half-hour Mississippi River cruises. Wildlife viewing, historical vignettes, geological curiosities and drop-dead beautiful riverscapes make this one of the area’s most compelling side trips.

Get off the beaten path this summer and discover the beauty of Chestnut Mountain Resort in a whole different way with three-mile Segway Tours.

The resort also offers mountain bike rental, miniature golf and disc golf.

The resort features 100 rooms in close proximity to an indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi.

The Sunset Grille restaurant serves up fine dining favorites and The Summit Food & Spirits offers fine contemporary cuisine with a modern flair. The Summit serves an array of handcrafted beers and wines and is a great place to catch any game on one of its 12 TVs.

When snow falls, Chestnut offers 19 ski trails and a seven-acre terrain park, The Farside, featuring over 25 rails and features. Chestnut spans over 220 rolling acres with a total vertical drop of 475 feet.


Fever River Outfitters is the place to go when you’re looking for fun-filled outdoor destinations in northwestern Illinois.

The staff at Fever River is happy to share their knowledge of the best places to hike, bike, paddle, snowshoe, cross country ski, and even scooter within the tri-state region.

Don’t have your own equipment? Then rent or purchase outdoor gear from Fever River. Fever River also offers all sorts of fun events for special group adventures in the area, from scenic hiking and biking paths to the tranquil flow of the Galena and Mississippi River backwaters.

Fever River Outfitters is a complete outfitter when it comes to purchasing a new or used canoe, kayak, car rack, recreational trailer or specialized outdoor gear.

If you love racing, check out the products Fever River offers for triathletes, adventure racers and any multisport athletes.

PALACE CAMPGROUND -11357 US 20, Galena. Situated on 50 quiet, wooded acres only two miles

from historic downtown Galena, the campground accommodates all types of tents and campers.

Open April 1 to Nov 1, the campground boasts the following amenities: electric, water and sewer hook-ups; cabins with beds, air conditioning and electricity; bath buildings with hot showers and vending machines; a heated swimming pool and baby pool; a playground with slide, swings, clubhouse and basketball court; outdoor movies; hayrides, miniature golf; office with pool table; arcade building with food and games, free wifiand laundry facilities.

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