Rolling hills, scenic overlooks, and quiet rivers attract people of all ages to historic Galena and nearby Elizabeth, Hanover, and Apple Canyon. You can stroll down Galena’s Main Street on a walking tour with General Grant, explore the Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth, or peruse Galena’s lovely Linmar Gardens. If you want to step it up a notch (or two!) hike the trails available in Apple Canyon State Park, enjoy the seven trails along the Galena River, visit Casper Bluff, traverse Horseshoe Mound, or explore the Schurmeier Teaching Forest.

To read this and other featured articles in their entirety, pickup the July 2017 issue of Julien’s Journal magazine. Click to subscribe, or call (563) 557-1914. Single issues are also available in print at area newsstands.


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