Explore a Lavender Farm Hidden In Starved Rock Country

Explore a Lavender Farm Hidden In Starved Rock Country

Nestled along the Nettle Creek, about a half-hour drive to the east of Starved Rock State Park, you'll find one of the area's best kept secrets, the Nettle Creek Lavender Farm.Established formally in 2012, the Nettle Creek Lavender Farm is a full-fledged botanical wonderland. Thi…
SaltTreeYoga brings self-care and wellness to Starved Rock Country

SaltTreeYoga brings self-care and wellness to Starved Rock Country

Since 2009, SaltTreeYoga has been bringing high quality yoga classes, rejuvenating Himalayan salt cave sessions and deeply relaxing hydrotherapy to the heart of Starved Rock Country. Located in Ottawa, less than ten minutes away from Starved Rock State Park, SaltTreeYoga is the p…
Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

Your guide to Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest

The Ottawa Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest, returning for its ninth year this weekend, will be bringing the finest wines from vineyards across Illinois and some of the best nationally touring jazz acts to the heart of Starved Rock Country.Jump ahead to read about:THE WINE THE MUSIC…
Starved Rock Country Parks Guide

Starved Rock Country Parks Guide

Starved Rock Country is home to some of the best hiking, sightseeing and camping destinations in the Midwest. This is your guide to planning a trip to Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock and Matthiessen State Park. We've got individual guides and special SRC tips for you here too.Jump ahe…
Aye matey!

Aye matey!

Starved Rock Country has a new swimming hole, but one with cocktails, heated water and a retractable roof.   Several months ago, Pirate's Ca…