Fall in love again with Galena, Illinois
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The scenery alone could sell it. Fall in Galena inevitably means balmy Indian summer days and winding drives that crest small hills and open up into a Grant Wood-like panorama of small farms nestled in green valleys, golden seas of cornfields and dairy cows dotting the hillsides. A turreted clock tower watches over the town’s white church steeples and Federal-style buildings along the Galena River. Got a camera?
For generations, travelers have come to this town of 3,500 simply to admire the fall foliage and browse charming shops. But Galena is so much more than leaves and Main Street shopping. Tiny businesses selling handmade furniture, organic blueberries and cool home decor tuck into the hills around town. Hikes explore sacred Native American spaces, river cruises ply storied waters, and new (and newly renovated) restaurants help redefine an autumn weekend in Galena.
Click ahead to read 7 reasons we love Galena. A detailed trip guide is on slides 9, 10 and 11.