See Owls Up Close At Starved Rock!

See Owls Up Close At Starved Rock!

Head out to the Starved Rock Lodge to take part in the Owl Prowl Weekend! This weekend long celebration of all things Owls will feature guided night hikes with an expert ornithologist and live owl presentations! Here's everything you need to know!Owl Prowl Night Hike: On this hik…
Dog-Friendly Spots In Starved Rock Country

Dog-Friendly Spots In Starved Rock Country

With all the accomidating resturants, hotels, parks and dog runs, Starved Rock Country is the perfect place to take a trip with your furry friend. Here's a convenient guide to some of the best dog-friendly locations in the region.Jump to: Dog Friendly Restaurants In SRC : Starved…
Maple Syrup Tapping Class At Starved Rock

Maple Syrup Tapping Class At Starved Rock

This Sunday, the Starved Rock Visitors Center will host a free lecture on the history of maple syrup, followed by a live demonstration of how to tap for sap yourself!This all ages instructional class will end with a live maple tree trapping demonstration out in the park. After th…
Go Ice Skating At Echo Bluff

Go Ice Skating At Echo Bluff

On Saturday, February 1st, head over to Hall Township's beautiful Echo Bluff Park, in Spring Valley, for a day of deeply discounted ice skating!Located less than a half hour to the west of Starved Rock State Park, Echo Bluff Park is home to fun activities like zip lining, high ro…
Photo Gallery: Starved Rock Country Eagle Watch

Photo Gallery: Starved Rock Country Eagle Watch

Starved Rock Country's official Bald Eagle Watch Weekend returned to Starved Rock State Park this past Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th. Presented by the Illinois Audubon Society in partnership with the Illinois Raptor Center, visitors were treated to two fun-filled day…
Bald Eagle Watch Weekend

Bald Eagle Watch Weekend

Starved Rock Country's official Bald Eagle Watch Weekend takes place this Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th, at three great locations along the Illinois River. Presented by the Illinois Audubon Society in partnership with the Illinois Raptor Center, you'll be treated to …
Cross Country Skiing In Starved Rock County

Cross Country Skiing In Starved Rock County

Leave your skis and poles at home! Matthiessen State Park offers a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Starved Rock Country, reasonably priced rentals for cross country skiing supplies, right inside the park.Matthiessen, located just three miles south of Starved Rock Stat…
Photo Gallery: Sled Dogs Visit Starved Rock

Photo Gallery: Sled Dogs Visit Starved Rock

This Sunday, visitors at Starved Rock State Park were treated to a dog meet and greet, lecture on huskies and a live sled dog demo! Here's a look back at the fun, a glimpse ahead to the next Sled Dog Demo Day![Photos and captions for NewsTribune by Annette Barr]Mike Knill connect…
See Sled Dogs In Action At Starved Rock State Park

See Sled Dogs In Action At Starved Rock State Park

This Sunday, Free Spirit Siberian Rescue comes to Starved Rock State Park for the first in a series of live sled dog demos and informational seminars.The event will precede a live dog-pulled demo, taking place at 9:30 a.m, noon and 3 p.m. This impressive display will take place i…