Galena makes a great place to live and PLAY. It’s scenic rural setting offers wide open spaces and cozy wooded areas great for all outdoor adventure. With quiet side streets and a sidewalk lined town, Galena’s walkability is definitely a feature to boast. As a recipient of the MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways grant, Galena is in the beginning stages of creating a shared-use path from the town center north to Kent County's Toal Park, and east to Olivet Hill Road increasing walkability and ensuring safe travel along the state highways leading to town. Long range plans include extension of the pathway to the yacht basin in Georgetown.
Children have 2 playgrounds to enjoy within the Galena zip code, Toal Park and Galena Community Park. Take in nature on the walking trails at Toal Park or park a bucket along the river bank for some fishing. The Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area is close by, with hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding and more. The town parks are open from dawn until dusk. Gateway Park is a welcome spot for our fury friends to enjoy, located by the Post Office and Sycamore Ln. It is a quick walk, in a beautiful setting. To keep it that way, please clean up after your pet(s). The Galena Community Park provides open space, a large pavilion with charcoal grills and is available for rental at a reasonable fee. There is also playground equipment, a public restroom with hot/cold running water, flush toilet, baby changing station and benches around the walking path. The park has Wi-Fi, electricity for charging your devices, and is solar powered.
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It’s only a three minute drive from the heart of Galena to the Georgetown waterfront, with sailing, kayaking, fishing, and more! With numerous marinas, there are plenty of slips available for boats. Want a change of pace? Instead of driving across the Bay Bridge, why not take a shortcut by water? Sail across from Baltimore and enjoy a quicker trip, as well as the scenic beauty of the Sassafras River. Galena’s restaurants also have the benefit of fantastic local seafood. Enjoy Eastern Shore famous cuisine the way it should be enjoyed- on the waterfront!
Not a boat fan? No problem! There’s plenty of other activities to enjoy in Galena. There are live music festivals on the weekends, parks, walking trails, historic landmarks, shopping, and more! Come to Galena for a day trip: take a stroll and enjoy the dogwoods on Main Street, stop at the ice cream shop for a scoop of fresh homemade ice cream, browse through the antique stores, or stroll through our downtown shopping plaza. Almost everything is walkable from the heart of town, so come on a sunny day and get your exercise somewhere more fun than the local gym. Galena is also conveniently close to the Chesapeake Wine Trail, for wine enthusiasts looking to discover the distinctive wineries of the Eastern Shore
Located right off the Sassafras River, Galena is not only a beautiful place to live, but a wonderful place to visit! With roots from America’s earliest years, Galena has the legends and stories to charm the history buff: just minutes from the water. Galena provides easy water access for sailors, kayakers and fisherman; and with charming antique shops and restaurants, Galena is perfect for a day trip. Visit Kent County for more information
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