From the moment you enter The Galena Territory you know you’ve discovered something special. High, rugged ridges drop down to rolling hills, lush woodlands protect an abundance of wildlife, sparkling streams cascade into Lake Galena and open meadows roll out a carpet of wildflowers. Is this really Illinois? The spectacular terrain in The Galena Territory is one of the most unique areas in the state because it was not leveled by ancient glaciers, thus the rugged region harbors rare plant and bird species found nowhere else in Illinois.
To preserve The Territory’s natural beauty, close to 1,800 acres of common property, known as Greenspace, are maintained by The Galena Territory Association, Inc. as natural habitat and protected from future development. Included in this acreage are a 225-acre private lake and over 23 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, bringing people closer to nature on a daily basis.
Property owners are so committed to preserving this unique environment that in October 2010, The Galena Territory was officially designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat, the 46th in the country and the first in Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin.