Chestnut Mountain Blogs

Falling for Fall - Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Imagine the crisp fall leaves crunching under your feet as you explore the picture-perfect fall views in Galena, IL. The colors are changing, and the local fall festivals are preparing to keep you entertained as you leap into fall this September. From the best leaf foliage to … Continued
Get to Galena – August Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
History of Galena, Illinois and the Helluva Half Mile - Found in the Northwestern corner of Illinois, the city of Galena is known for both its beautiful and historic roots. Established in 1826, the city of Galena was named after a rare mineral formed from lead sulfide. Because of its location along the Mississippi River, Galena became an important port … Continued
Get to Galena – July Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
The History of Disc Golf -   You throw frisbees into what? A basket? Anyone who knows the sport knows you don’t sound like a basket case when you say it. Disc golf is a sport that doesn’t have a clear history, but it has been around since at least 1976 when the founding father “Steady” … Continued
Get to Galena – June Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
How to prepare for your first Segway trail ride - One of the coolest things you can do at Chestnut Mountain Resort during your summer visit is take part in a Segway Ride! This two-wheel machine will take you and your group on an excursion through the beautiful trails throughout Chestnut, giving you a dose of the outdoors without the … Continued
Get to Galena – May Edition -     Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy … Continued
6 Reasons Why you should Bike Galena -   With gorgeous views, winding trails, and a quaint downtown area, Galena, IL is the perfect place to road trip (literally). Whether you bring your own bike or rent one from us, we ensure you won’t be disappointed! We’re so sure, we even came up with a few reasons why … Continued
What does the Ski Patrol do? - Ever wondered what those people in the red coats do on the mountain? We sat down with Chestnut Mountain’s very own Patrol Director, Donald Steen, to learn about a day in the life of the Chestnut Mountain ski patrol team. What does an average day as a ski patrol employee … Continued