Fall in Galena often means warmer, Indian summer days with cool, inviting evenings. It’s the perfect time to explore the countryside. Pleasant, winding drives will take you through green valleys dotted with small farms and dairy cows.
The forests and hills of Jo Daviess County come to a different and vibrant life as the colors change. Roadside stands selling organic blueberries and handmade furniture. Hanover, Menominee, Dubuque, and of course, Galena are all worth perusing.
Highway 20, Blackjack Road, and Elizabeth Scales Mound Road Road all make for some excellent, contemplative drives. On a motorcycle? Check out Stagecoach Trail. This road follows the original Galena-Chicago stagecoach route past scenic farms and near the highest point in Illinois.
Hiking is another way to really get out and experience those gorgeous, Galena fall colors first hand. Jo Daviess County offers a number of hiking, biking, and walking opportunities. The Galena River Trail is a popular 6-mile trail along the Galena River, Buehler Preserve, Recreation Park, and Main Street. Apple River Canyon State Park offers limestone bluffs, scenic canyon, and wildlife.
Taking a Galena winery tour is another great way to get out into the fall foliage. Massbach Ridge Winery has a tasting room in downtown Galena but their tasting room and vineyard is a beautiful 40 minute drive south to Elizabeth, IL. Galena Cellars Winery on Main Street may not be in the country, but the fall ambience can be found downtown, too – along with plenty of good shopping and dining opportunities.
A Galena Fall Colors Getaway
If you’re considering taking a leaf-peeping vacation to the Galena area, have you considered the ease of a midweek visit? Choosing to spend at least part of your time here midweek means smaller crowds, and greater opportunities to see and do all you came for.
Let Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast help you make the most of your visit with our Galena lodging specials and packages. We offer special pricing for mid-week stays, romantic getaways, seasonal offers, and add-ons.
Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast offers full, award winning breakfasts, pet-friendly lodging, top-tier amenities, and manicured grounds with a koi pond, waterfalls, screened gazebo, and a fire pit for cooler fall evenings.
Book your mid-week, Galena fall color getaway now atCloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast!