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Autumn at felt manor
fall foliage guide
"Where should I go to see the FALL leaves in galena?"


The Coach House deck and the Felt Manor's front porch are the best places to watch the leaves change colors in the Midwest! You will get the same views from rooms 1, 2, and 4! Book your historic getaway at Felt Manor here.

Enjoy Illinois says that our small town is the best place to see fall colors in the state; "Galena, an idyllic river town surrounded by tree-lined hilltops." Below are our other favorite viewpoints near the Inn at Felt Manor:

  • Our
 
favorite view in Galena (besides the Felt Manor, of course) is Horseshoe Mound 400 ft above Galena. It is a short 5 minute drive from the manor and you can hike, or have a picnic surrounded by beauty.

 Casper Bluff offers beautiful views of the Mississippi River. There are historic Native American Mounds. The thunderbird effigy mound is truly unique to Illinois. The mound is in the shape of a bird and is centuries old. 

  • About
40 minutes from Galena, the Mississippi Palisades State Park is home to some of the Midwest's most photogenic landscapes. There are about 6 overlooks to view the Mississippi River and relax on a bench or picnic table. You can also hike between the bluffs.
  • Restaurants
with great views: Sunset Grille at Chestnut Mountain, Campeche off of Galena's Main Street, Timmerman's Supper Club in Dubuque, and the Highlands Restaurant and Lounge at Eagle Ridge.
  • Take in the beautiful surroundings as you kayak
or canoe down the Galena River. You can rent kayaks or even electric bikes from Nuts Outdoors and Fever River Outfitters.

Below are the estimated peak times for the leaves changing colors in Illinois:

Chicago & Beyond: Second week of October
Great Rivers Country: Second week of October (Galena is in this category!)
Land of Lincoln: Middle of October
Trails to Adventure: Last week of October


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