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Scenic Outlook at Horseshoe Mound Preserve

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 December 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Located at the eastern gateway to the historic city of Galena, the 40-acre Horseshoe Mound offers the public opportunities to enjoy one of the most scenic properties in all of northern Illinois.

In 2014, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation opened Horseshoe Mound Preserve featuring a central gathering area, viewing scopes, and scenic outlooks with views across three states. Hiking trails extend throughout the property and offer close views of the city of Galena, plus distant views of Bellevue and Dubuque in Iowa, the Mississippi River, and several other geological mounds in Iowa and Wisconsin. This landmark site was made possible by the generous support of the local community. Grants in 2008 from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation made the purchase of Horseshoe Mound possible.

Photo captured October 15, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/11.0 ISO 125 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful landscape. I kow horseshoe bend in Arizona but not horseshoe Mound. Interesting note.

10 Dec 2018 5:31am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I especially like the farm in the foreground, Steven!

10 Dec 2018 5:56am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Une très belle prise de vue .. j'aime beaucoup .

10 Dec 2018 6:22am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie photo, haute en couleurs et avec un très beau ciel.
Bonne journée Steven

10 Dec 2018 6:39am

Ton cœur adoré from Angers, France


10 Dec 2018 6:44am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice view.

10 Dec 2018 7:41am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

beau panorama

10 Dec 2018 8:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lot going on out there. Great viewpoint

10 Dec 2018 10:33am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau paysage

10 Dec 2018 11:43am

Marité from France

Ah ! Un parallèle avec "mon" Horseshoe Bend" :-)
Superbe panorama !
Bonne journée Steven !

10 Dec 2018 12:12pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice look at this area Steven.

10 Dec 2018 12:15pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic view !

10 Dec 2018 12:43pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful vast view. I like the red barn especially.

10 Dec 2018 1:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Lovely countryside and that commanding POV really gets it across.

10 Dec 2018 1:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent view of the small midwestern town and countryside. The mound is a cool spot to see what things look like.

10 Dec 2018 6:52pm

willy from Belgium

quel magnifique panorama Steven


10 Dec 2018 7:15pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

The microphone lookalike building in the distance...
... is that a water tower?

10 Dec 2018 7:50pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Great depth and lots to see!

10 Dec 2018 8:23pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Mooi and very interesting.

10 Dec 2018 9:21pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful wide view of this lovely landscape.

10 Dec 2018 10:51pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such beautifully manicured sections of land

this is breath taking

11 Dec 2018 1:59am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous view! The landscape is beautiful. The red building really pops. I really like the barn.

11 Dec 2018 2:12am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lovely views from up there. Gee those houses and barns have so much character.

11 Dec 2018 2:30am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

except for the two water towers, this could be a shot from early last century

11 Dec 2018 3:28am

Elizabeth from United States

What a lovely view - and an idealic shot!

11 Dec 2018 4:46am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful view. And a gorgeous landscape. Amazing. :)

11 Dec 2018 2:58pm

Remus from Portugal

Very nice view.
Beautiful harmony between de natural and the manmade.

11 Dec 2018 5:03pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful view. And a beautiful area to enjoy.

11 Dec 2018 6:43pm