Your Guide to the Best Recreation in Galena
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a 6,800-acre playground in Northern Illinois – a short drive from a myriad of activities in the charming town of Galena. Since welcoming our first guests, our majestic resort has become a cherished vacation destination and one of the best golf resorts in the Midwest, with a marvelous array of fun things to do for guests of all ages. Each day, our activity board is filled with things to do for the young and the young at heart.
Set off on your own or join us for a day of fun every day of the week!
CLICK HERE to view the December Recreation Calendar!
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Exhilarating cross-country skiing, sledding and skating opportunities are available throughout the winter. The resort stocks ice skates, sleds, cross-country skis, boots and poles, all available through our amenity package. In addition, Eagle Ridge is only 15 minutes away from one of Illinois’ top downhill ski and snowboarding areas!
Make a splash any of time year in the heated indoor pool.
Galena On The Fly lifts guests up-up-and-away over the rolling hills of The Galena Territory and historic downtown Galena. Depart at sunrise and sunset directly from Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa with an experienced pilot who will take guests on a panoramic tri-state tour from an eagle’s point of view. Call 815.777.2747 for more information!
Hiking, Biking & Bird Watching
Surrounded by over 20 miles of wilderness and paved hiking and biking trails, Eagle Ridge is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Eagle Ridge is home to bald eagles, white pelicans, white trumpeter swans and over 200 other types of birds; it's one of the best bird watching spots in North America. Guests can take advantage of the many bike trails aboard their own wheels or those available, free of charge, at the resort.
Horseback Rides at Shenandoah Riding Center
Enjoy all four seasons of The Galena Territory with trail rides and lessons at the nearby Shenandoah Riding Center. With 40-miles of groomed riding trails, Shenandoah offers something for riders of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced.
PLEASE NOTE: The Shenandoah Riding Center is closed until January 1, 2014.
Boating & Fishing
Located on the banks of Lake Galena, boating is a cherished activity at Eagle Ridge. Take a leisurely cruise on one of the resort’s pontoon boats, paddleboats, kayaks or canoes, and be sure to bring along a fishing pole!