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Ottawa a delightful and perfect location for a second home

Friday, October 31st, 2014

As the #1 attraction in Illinois, Starved Rock State Park gets millions of visitors each year.   Many of those visitors are repeats, coming often to enjoy the beautiful and rustic scenery found in the park and surrounding areas. Not only is the state park a huge draw, but the surrounding communities of Ottawa, Oglesby [...]

Adventures in Starved Rock Country – Riverfest!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Happy Almost Weekend   This week marks the anniversary of my move to the Ottawa area….21 years ago!  What an adventure it has been, but one of the main reasons I remember the week that I moved into Ottawa was the town was all in a ‘buzz’ because it was their Annual Riverfest!  Everyone I [...]

Adventures in Starved Rock Country – August Hill Winery

Monday, July 29th, 2013

For those of you that know me, it won’t come as a surprise that this week we are going to take an adventure that involves wine:)) The story of August Hill Winery in Utica is one of those stories that brings a smile to my face as I have been able to witness from afar [...]

Adventures in Starved Rock Country

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

This is a part of an on-going series of postings that our very own Tammy Barry sends to our homeowners.  Tammy is one of lead sales and marketing people at Heritage Harbor.  But she is also a perfect concierge for knowing all of the best places to explore here in our beautiful area…it is so [...]

Pocket Neighborhoods, Traditional Neighborhood Development and Cottage Living

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Heritage Harbor Ottawa is being developed in the finest tradition of some of America’s most iconic & memorable communities. We believe that a sense of “community” has more to do with quality than with quantity and we strive to see that value reflected in everything we do. Whether our customer is a passionate boater , [...]

LEARN, HUNT, AUCTION…

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

LEARN, HUNT, AUCTION…for Morel Mushrooms during Ottawa’s Midwest Morel Fest! This unique festival offers something for everyone from the mushroom enthusiast to the curious observer! See the following schedule: All events take place at Washington Square Park. *Friday, May 3rd – “LEARN AND GUIDED HUNT SEMINAR” by Morel University – limit of 120 Hunters – [...]

Paddle Sports Trend Hits Starved Rock Country Thanks to Quest Watersports

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

                    Here is a great new activity to enjoy in Starved Rock Country!  Quest Watersports is the area’s number one spot for all of your Hobie Kayaking and Paddle Sports gear. The latest water sport trend — stand-up paddle-boarding — has moved into Starved Rock Country thanks [...]

From the Wall Street Journal Today

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Getting Away—but Not Too Far As Vacation-Home Sales Gain Momentum, Travel Costs Keep Buyers Closer to Home This article by Robbie Whelan was in today’s Wall Street Journal.  It really reinforces what we have been witnessing here at Heritage Harbor.  People are starting to select better values closer to home as they seek to invest [...]

Tracy’s BoatHouse Restaurant – Top Waterfront Dining Spot in Starved Rock Country

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

There are wonderful restaurants all throughout Starved Rock Country and along the Illinois River from Morris to Peoria.  At Heritage Harbor, we love to “tell you where the locals go“.  Obviously, we do have our favorites.  Tracy’s BoatHouse is our clear #1 choice…If you are looking for a great dining experience with an unparalleled view [...]

Changing Boomer Generation Redefines Retirement as it Looks for an Adventure Lifestyle

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Not every generation wants what the previous generation did. Recent studies and surveys show this is even truer when it comes to the more than 60 million Baby Boomers who will soon find themselves transitioning into retirement or already have. Many Boomers are looking for a community similar to the one found in Ottawa, Illinois, [...]

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