Photo Gallery: Take A Winter Hike In Starved Rock Country

Join Shaw Media photographer Scott Anderson on a hike at the scenic Starved Rock State Park, and local hidden gems like the Hennepin Canal and Dixon Waterfowl Refuge!
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Guided tours resume at Hegeler Carus Mansion

Guided tours resume at Hegeler Carus Mansion

As museums and restaurants begin to reopen, we will highlight some of the best socially distant winter road trip destinations in the Starved Rock Country region. Today, we'll be catching up with La Salle's famed Hegeler Carus Mansion, a jaw-dropping estate that just reopened for …
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Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

Ghost Stories on the I and M Canal

As dusk falls, come out and hear about the ghostly tales of the I&M Canal on the haunted boat tour this weekend from October 25-27. This Halloween adventure is filled with legends, mystery and horror. Let their talented tour guides divulge the many secrets, spirits, and scandals …
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Homegrown Wines

Homegrown Wines

August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. in Downtown Utica is Starved Rock Country’s award winning winery. August Hill Winery has been making wine since 2002. The Winery includes caves for aging wine, a tasting room, a sparkling wine program, and a staff that is family. Enjoy …
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Igloo Dining Arrives At Ottawa's B.A.S.H.

Igloo Dining Arrives At Ottawa's B.A.S.H.

The weather turning cold meant the end of outdoor dining and left restaurant owners looking for a solution that would get people through their door – and Burger and Sushi House owners Chanel and Cody Renkosik have found an innovative answer.B.A.S.H. in Ottawa introduced igloo din…
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Featured Places to Stay

A Spectacular Family Getaway

A Spectacular Family Getaway

Just beyond the natural beauty of Starved Rock State Park, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort offers cozy lodging, a playful dining scene and a thrilling waterpark! The Honey Pot offers a convenient place to grab a quick bite to eat, while Jack's Place Restaurant & Bar is a casual …
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Starved Rock Country's Winter Cabin Guide

Starved Rock Country's Winter Cabin Guide

From rustic to luxury, there are some terrific cabin rentals across Starved Rock Country! Whether you're looking for a quiet Winter getaway or planning a family gathering away from the hustle and bustle, there's a cabin to suite every type of Holiday vacation. Here's a look at fo…
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Final Hours: Fall Cabin Vacation Getaway!

Final Hours: Fall Cabin Vacation Getaway!

Enter for your chance to win a FREE two-night stay in a luxury riverfront cottage in Starved Rock Country, courtesy of Harbor Inn by Heritage Harbor! Act fast, this contest ends at 11:59PM, Thrusday Nov. 12, 2020.Harbor Inn Cottage Rentals by Heritage Harbor are the perfect way t…
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