Explore the Elusive River's Edge of Starved Rock

Explore the Elusive River's Edge of Starved Rock

The Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center provides water cruises with unbeatable views of the Illinois River and Starved Rock's majestic sandstone bluffs. This fascinating group tour is peppered with historical and geological facts, as well as excellent birding opportunities. …
'Long-forgotten' graveyards' stories come to life

'Long-forgotten' graveyards' stories come to life

Awesome Ottawa Tours is providing a fascinating, and unvarnished, look at the history of Starved Rock Country. Join SRC Magazine contributor Annette Barr as she takes one of these guided trips through Ottawa's 'long-forgotten' cemeteries.Just past the La Salle County Nursing Home…
Happy Trails!

Happy Trails!

If you know where to look, you can drive along the same High Prairie Trail that stagecoaches used to travel between Chicago and Ottawa.Originally known as the Potowatomi Trace, the 85-mile route was formally established in 1831. At the time, stagecoach connections were key for tr…
Beachfront screening of The Goonies comes to Starved Rock Country

Beachfront screening of The Goonies comes to Starved Rock Country

You've never seen The Goonies at a venue quite like this before! Take a nostalgic trip back to 1985, with a special beachfront screening of this classic adventure film.Heritage Harbor and Red Dog Grill will be hosting a screening of The Goonies, this Friday night from 7:30 P.M.- …
Starved Rock Hike Guide: LaSalle Canyon

Starved Rock Hike Guide: LaSalle Canyon

Starved Rock Hike Guides highlight popular, and lesser known, trails in some of the area's best parks. Today we'll be featuring LaSalle Canyon, considered by many to be the premier photo destination in Starved Rock State Park.This 2.6 mile trek to LaSalle Canyon, regarded as one …
10 Labor Day activities near Starved Rock State Park

10 Labor Day activities near Starved Rock State Park

Have you explored the trails and checked out all the canyons? Are the Starved Rock parking lots full? Here are ten must-see alternative activities within a short drive of Starved Rock State Park!Mule-pulled Canal Boat Ride and Lock 16 Visitors Center Zip Chicago Cedar Creek Ranch…
Starved Rock Country home to one-room living history museum

Starved Rock Country home to one-room living history museum

The I&M Canal, which stretched from the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru in Starved Rock Country, was an economic powerhouse for the state of Illinois. Now, thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, you can walk through one of it's few surviving original struct…
Take a historical tour alongside a world renowned muralist

Take a historical tour alongside a world renowned muralist

Take a guided tour through Ottawa's hidden history, alongside world renowned muralist John Pugh.This Wednesday, August 21, you will have the rare opportunity to book a guided historical bike tour, alongside John Pugh, the artist behind Ottawa's latest and greatest mural. John Pug…
A fossil hunt, 309 million years in the making at Mazon Creek

A fossil hunt, 309 million years in the making at Mazon Creek

Held annually in August, the Mazon Creek Fossil Tour offers a rare opportunity to wade through one of the world's most highly regarded fossil beds and hunt for your own pre-historic pieces. Keep reading to learn how to reserve your spot for next year's hunt.In Paleontology classe…