Hassle-free biking comes to Starved Rock Country

Hassle-free biking comes to Starved Rock Country

Leave your bulky bike racks at home! Morris and LaSalle now have app-powered rental bikes along the I and M Canal.The biggest challenge of taking a scenic ride along the historic I and M Canal has always been transporting your bikes to the trail itself. You're often stuck trying …
Starved Rock Country Golf Guide

Starved Rock Country Golf Guide

Here's your offical SRC guide to some of the best golf courses near Starved Rock State Park! Scroll down to see a full list:Course List:Anderson Fields Golf Course: Chapel Hill Golf Course: Dayton Ridge Golf Course: Dwight Country Club: Earlville Golf Club: The Eastwood Golf Cour…
An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

An unabridged look at Ottawa's Prairie Fox Books

Prairie Fox books, an independent store housed inside of a historic building in beautiful downtown Ottawa, is pushing the envelope of what a small-town bookstore can, and should, be.If you take a peek through the large shop windows outside Prairie Fox Books, you'll spot the shelv…
Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

Illinois Beer Festival to host 100-plus craft brews

This Saturday, celebrate our state's thriving craft beer industry at the fourth annual Illinois Beer Festival in Morris. More than 100 beers, coming from 40 of Illinois' best breweries, will be available to taste, right in the heart of scenic Starved Rock Country.Last year’s Illi…
Utica's Pork Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

Utica's Pork Fest set for Saturday and Sunday

This weekend marks the return of Pork Fest, one of Utica's biggest and best events of the year. Keep reading for a sneak preview of some of the great events lined up for this year's festival.
Ottawa gets a new Dog Park

Ottawa gets a new Dog Park

The River Run Dog Park, located at the west end of Heritage Harbor, is the first and only facility of its kind in the City of Ottawa. This new park is making it even easier to bring Fido on your next trip to Starved Rock Country.Conveniently located at the intersection of Canal r…
City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

In the heart of downtown Ottawa you'll find City Folk Urban Decor, a new boutique art store specializing in limited edition artist signed prints and other eclectic interior decorations.There's something for every taste and price point at City Folk. Everything including handmade e…
Watch The Sandlot on the beach in Starved Rock Country

Watch The Sandlot on the beach in Starved Rock Country

Heritage Harbor and Red Dog Grill are hosting a special beachfront screening of The Sandlot, this Friday night.You’ve likely seen the classic film The Sandlot (1993), but never at a venue quite like this before. This beachfront movie night will pair the nostalgic joys of going to…
Locally made 'Trashion' to be shown at Peru Gallery

Locally made 'Trashion' to be shown at Peru Gallery

Handmade dresses featured in the 2019 NCI ARTworks Discarded: Trashion Show will be on display at the 408 Fine Arts Factory's Paint Box Gallery in Peru, this Friday evening.The inaugural Discarded Fashion show was held at Star Union Spirit's atrium, in the historic Westclox Build…
Marina Concert Series Goes Electric, This Saturday

Marina Concert Series Goes Electric, This Saturday

This weekend marks the return of legendary Americana rockers Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts to Starved Rock Country, this time for a special full band show on Heritage Harbor's beautiful floating pavilion, Knot's Landing.This will be the first installment of the highly antic…