Recreation in Galena

Hidden Treasures of the Eastern Shore

From boating to antiquing, live music to wine tastings, galena and its surrounding areas offer a little something for everyone. Read on to discover the great attractions that our town has to offer!


The Great Outdoors

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. Outdoor recreation is a way of life for our residents, from fishing in the summer to hunting in the winter, sportsman enjoy Galena’s countryside. With quiet side streets and a sidewalk lined town, Galena’s “walkability” is definitely a feature to boast. Children have 2 playgrounds to enjoy within the Galena zipcode, 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 River

It’s only a three minute drive from the heart of Galena to the Georgetown waterfront, with sailing, kayaking, fishing, and more! With seven marinas, there’s 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!


Food & Shopping

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. For nature lovers, the Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area is also close by, with hiking, biking, horseback rising, birding and more. Galena is also conveniently close to the Chesapeake Wine Trail, for wine enthusiasts looking to discover the distinctive wineries of the Eastern Shore.


Thinking of a Visit?

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.

Check out the Kent County Office of Tourism Development website for more information.