The Galena Territory offers a variety of recreational opportunities for active lifestyles that suit every age group, every season of the year. Seasonal outdoor activities include horseback riding, fishing, boating, golf, hiking, biking, tennis, jogging, swimming, sand volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoe pitching, and hot air ballooning. Winter sports include cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and sleigh rides, with downhill skiing and snowboarding just 15 minutes away. 

Want to stay inside? Year-round indoor recreational activities include indoor pools, fitness centers, gymnasium, game rooms, video arcades and the Stonedrift Spa.

Note: Some of these recreational activities are open to the general public, while others are available only to property owners of The Galena Territory and their guests. Scroll down for more information.

What better place to take in the scenic beauty of The Galena Territory than from a pontoon on Lake Galena? No speedboating or jetskiing here, just a gentle wake and the surroundings of nature. (Lake Galena is a private amenity only available for property owners, their guests, and guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.)
“Let’s go fishing”… words exchanged between parents and their children for generations. And what better place to teach the fine art of angling than Lake Galena with its remarkable fishery of pan fish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye and the fish of 10,000 casts… the elusive tiger muskie. (Lake Galena is a private amenity only available for property owners, their guests, and guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.)
So you say you enjoy golf? Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, with its 63 holes of beautifully maintained championship golf courses, is the premier golf destination in Northern Illinois. No other resort in the region so perfectly incorporates the surrounding natural landscape of rolling hills and woodlands into such a challenging and rewarding test of golf. (All four resort golf courses are open to the general public; including three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course.)
The 24 miles of maintained trails in The Galena Territory rival those of any location in the Midwest. Whether you prefer an invigorating stroll through gently sloping prairie or a rigorous march over deep cover and rain-fed streams, you’ll find it here. (The hiking trails are a private amenity only available for property owners, their guests, and guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.)
  Horseback Riding
The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-class equine facility with a top caliber staff. Its location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic trails and tranquil beauty. From seasoned equestrians to beginning horse enthusiasts of all ages, the riding center offers something for everyone! (The riding center is open to the general public.)
  Jogging & Cycling
Bring your "A" game as you test your abilities on the rolling... and often steep hills in The Galena Territory. The terrain is challenging, but the panoramic views are worth it! (The township roads are open to the general public throughout The Territory.)
Property owners and their guests enjoy outstanding swim facilities at their private Owners' Club – a spectacular outdoor pool for the summer months, indoor pool for year-round frolicking and exercise, and a zero-entry wading pool for the little ones. Eagle Ridge Resort & spa also offers an indoor/outdoor pool for its resort guests. (Swimming is not permitted in Lake Galena.)
Don’t forget to restring your tennis racket before visiting, because you’re going to want to be at your best. There are tennis courts scattered throughout The Territory, all conducive to some leisurely volleying or a spirited 5-set battle royal! (Tennis courts are private amenities available for property owners, their guests and guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.)

A haven from the outside world, Stonedrift Spa at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers a peaceful setting that promotes relaxation and rejuvenates the mind, body and soul. Elevate your senses to the next level as the Spa’s certified and experienced professionals provide signature treatments that rival those of any world-class spa. (The spa is open to the general public.)
The Galena Territory Recreation Department plans activities and events throughout the year. Fitness, Games, Movies, Arts & Crafts and more. Property owners and their guests are invited to participate in GTA activities and events. Please have member information available when registering. For more information about GTA events and activities contact Recreation Manager Sue Young at 815-777-2000.