Buehler Preserve


Nature preserve just steps away from downtown Galena.

Hike or bike into Buehler Preserve from downtown Galena and experience the prairie life! The 18-acre Buehler Preserve was donated to Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) CF in 1998 by former Galena Mayor, Robert Buehler. A hilly woodland, a flood plain, a prairie restoration, and public open space close to downtown Galena are all found there. The Galena River Trail, a favorite of bikers, hikers, and dog-walkers, extends from the Meeker Street footbridge into the preserve. JDCF maintains a mowed trail around its perimeter. Fishing is allowed.

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