Galesburg has everything to keep the outdoorsman in you entertained, whether you enjoy fishing, biking, golfing, camping, hunting or simply passing time outdoors.

As deer season approaches, Knox County should be on your list of places to consider traveling. Knox County is famous for whitetail deer hunting. With over 5000 acres of prime managed land waiting for clients to take a Boone & Crocket or Pope & Young buck, Whitetail Action Outfitters sets up memorable deer hunting adventures.

Galesburg also offers bike paths for professional and leisure riders. Jump on Lake Storey Trail System, a 5 mile professional grade, dirt-bike trail. The trail system is made up of various single track loops, connected at times by paved bike path or open grass sections. The trail is open year round and is sure to challenge the most skilled bikers. You can also take it easy with riding in-town. Bike downtown to see historic sites like the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site, the Carl Sandburg Home and the Galesburg Railroad Museum, or hit the county roads.

If you’re looking for a great place to play golf this fall, Bunker Links Golf Course offers an enjoyable 18-hole course. With water features and hilly terrain, every skill level will have fun and be challenged; not to mention enjoy a good view. Enjoy the course, putting green, and driving range from March to December.

Galesburg has also great food and shops to satisfy any indoor needs during your stay. According to Top Value Reviews, Galesburg is one of America’s 30 great small towns for food lovers. Be sure to stroll through downtown to browse our many restaurants and do a little shopping before you pack up.

For more information about these sites and other adventures in Knox County, contact the Galesburg Welcome Center at 800-916-3330 or

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