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Fever River Outfitters

When searching for outdoor adventure, look no further than Fever River Outfitters! Located right on Main Street, it's an easy walk from Aldrich Guest House to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or stand up paddleboarding on the Galena River. If dry land is more your style, they also rent road bikes, hybrids, fat tire bikes, and even electric bikes to make sure you don't tire yourself out too much!

While the business itself has been a Galena staple for years, new owners Chris and Sean, brothers who grew up in Galena, recently took over and have some exciting plans for the upcoming season. 

Bicycles and E-Bikes

Kayaks not your thing? No worries! Fever River Outfitters also rents bicycles and electric bikes. There are lots of hills in Galena so the e-bikes are an excellent way to make sure you have that extra little ‘assist' when you need it. Take a ride down the Galena River Trail to Chestnut Mountain and ride the chair lift to the top. You can choose to add either the Chestnut Mountain Adventure Package (which includes a Soaring Eagle zipline ride, unlimited Alpine Slide rides, and one round of miniature or frisbee golf) or you can choose a Mississippi River cruise where you'll enjoy an amazing view and learn a lot about the history and geography of the Mighty Mississippi (cruise available weekends only).

Kayaking and Canoeing

For those looking to enjoy the Galena River, Chris and Sean have opened several new trips which add a bit more adventure. Novice paddlers can choose the 2-hour paddle from Buckhill to Galena where the water is gentle and all you need to do is float along with the current. If you're able to navigate some small yet exciting rapids and up for a 4-hour trip, check out the Council Hill to Galena route. And lastly, for a full 8-hour adventure, the New Diggins to Galena trip gives you the day to enjoy the river, stop for lunch (pack your own!), and to fully appreciate what the river has to offer.


For a more relaxed pace, yoga is offered along the Galena River. Suitable for novice levels and up, bring your yoga mat and enjoy an hour long session led by an expert yoga instructor. Sessions are on Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am.
Last but certainly not least, Fever River Outfitters offers custom adventures tailored to what you and your group are looking for! This is perfect for family get-togethers, friend's reunions, or any other reason you feel like booking all 5 rooms at Aldrich Guest House. Kayak trip ending with a yoga class? Bike to Casper Bluffs with a guided tour? Angler kayak trips? Chris and Sean will work with you to create the adventure you and your group will enjoy the most making it easy for you to plan and make sure that everyone has a great time!

Contact Fever River Outfitters to reserve your adventure!

815.776.9425 or www.feverriveroutfitters.com

And of course, after your day of outdoor fun, our evening Happy Hour is a great way to relax and recharge before you head back out for some of the great restaurants that Galena has to offer!
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Planning a visit to Galena, Illinois? Make your reservation with us now to experience what makes us the next generation of bed and breakfasts. Afterall, if you're not staying at Aldrich Guest House, you haven't experienced the best Galena has to offer!

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