Chestnut Mountain Blogs

Mississippi River Valley in the Fall Take the Colorful Route Through Galena - Galena County is known for their small town, historic charm – but you haven’t experienced all it has to offer until you visit in September when the onslaught of fall colors begins to explode throughout the quaint town. There are plenty of paths to walk, drive, and bike, as well … Continued
A kid biking through the Get to Galena: September Edition - September is all about the start of fall and the end of summer. It encompasses some of the most pleasing days outdoors – those that are not too hot, but not too cold either. With this type of weather, it is essential to get outside and soak up everything you … Continued
Two people ziplining at Chestnut Mountain Resort above the Mississippi RIver Breathtaking Views from Above - Soaring through the sky high above the ground is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. You’ll surely be in awe as you take in the beauty of the Mississippi River valley. Good thing Galena, IL is in the ideal location to give visitors a breathtaking` experience with options … Continued
Family walking through a fair Get to Galena: August Edition - August, for many Americans, is the last bit of summer before school starts again, either for themselves or for their kids. Before classes commence though, it’s important to get out and enjoy the remaining summer season. With all the fairs and festivals in Galena, families, friends and couples have access … Continued
Kids playing outdoors Active Outdoor Fun in Galena - Being from the Midwest, you learn when the best times to get outside, enjoy the nice weather, and soak up your Vitamin C are. The start of summer tends to be when there’s a noticeable difference of activity outdoors. This July get outside in Galena country and let the warmth … Continued
Sparkler held in front of the American flag Get to Galena: July Edition - It’s summertime in the Midwest and you know what that means: Fourth of July parties, county fairs, festivals, and lots of family friendly activities. Galena, IL and the surrounding areas are the perfect places to enjoy your July in a way that will bring you genuine memories and laughs with … Continued
Mississippi River Cruise boat Cruising the Mighty Mississippi - The Mississippi River is one of the longest and the primary river in the second largest drainage system in North America. It helps drain 32 states as well as two provinces in Canada, and Chestnut Mountain Resort is lucky enough to border this mighty river. Throughout the summer, this fresh-water … Continued
Hot air balloons at night Get to Galena: June Edition - June is the first full month of summer and that means one thing – it is time to get outside! With events from history to hot air balloons, and all the wine tasting in between, Galena is the perfect place to spend your time outdoors. HONORING HISTORY All history buffs … Continued
2 men riding segways on a mountain The Off-Road Segway Experience: What to Expect - The Segway Tours offered at Chestnut Mountain Resort are the perfect way to get off the grid and into nature in the upcoming months. A Segway is two wheeled, self-balancing modes of transportation that are often showcased zooming along on a sidewalk somewhere in Silicon Valley, but Chestnut Mountain Resort … Continued
Get to Galena: May Edition - May is the month that nature blooms, and so does Galena with all its exciting outdoor events. As the warm summer weather draws us all outdoors, you’re encouraged to head to Galena to enjoy the weather, the views, and the events that are sure to help cure any lingering winter … Continued