Chestnut Mountain Blogs

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
Sliding and Riding on the Banks of the Mighty Mississippi - The anticipation for summer-living is here with a vengeance after this extended winter. Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, IL has officially begun their transition to summer activities. Their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, including the Slush Cup and the Big Nut Open, served as the final goodbyes for the winter season. … Continued
Get to Galena: April Edition - Calling all Civil War buffs, historians, and environmentalists! Join Galena for a month of historical celebrations revolving around Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday and his participation in the Civil War. Grant lived in Galena before the civil war and resided there while he ran for President in 1868, becoming the 18th … Continued
A group of friends toasting wine outdoors. Taste Your Way Through Galena - With winter coming to an end, you can start to spend more time outside soaking up essential Vitamin D. Rather than staying in to cook, let someone else do the cooking! Get out and taste your way through Galena. With different dining experiences for every type of day, Galena is the … Continued
Get to Galena: March Edition - Whether it’s a family ski trip, a snowboarding expedition with the guys, or a girlfriend getaway, Galena is a destination you don’t want to miss this winter. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. So, what … Continued