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Great fall hunting and fishing opportunities in Ottawa area

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Fall is a great time to visit the north-central countryside of Illinois,especially if you’re into hunting and fishing. With a second home in Ottawa, you can plan extended weekends or even set aside full weeks so you can spend time enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Heritage Harbor Ottawa also has vacation homes available for rent, making [...]

Who Needs the Polar Vortex—When We Have the Plunge

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

OTTAWA, IL — If you’ve never jumped into the frigid waters of the Illinois River in the middle of the winter? Well, Heritage Harbor Ottawa and Quest Watersports can help change that! In the fourth year, the Penguin Plunge challenges hundreds of brave jumpers to jump together and make wishes come true for children facing [...]

TIME FOR SOME SAFE BOATING

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The grass is growing, Graduations are behind us, and summer is in full swing! With the great weather we had over Memorial Day weekend, there is absolutely no question that it is time to go boating! There are lots of new faces in the Harbor this year, so take a little time to go meet [...]

Introducing the Flite Series

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Heritage Harbor, Ottawa’s luxury waterfront community, is pleased to announce a partnership with the award-winning, Chicago-based architecture firm Nicholas Design Collaborative for its newest addition of homes, the Flite Series. Ground breaks on this exciting new project Tuesday, May 27. Bringing modern sophistication to Heritage Harbor’s existing fleet of Cape Cod and Nantucket-style homes, the [...]

How to find the best fall boating locations in Illinois

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

For Midwest fall boating beauty, one word needs to come to mind – rivers, specifically the Illinois River. Although some boaters may get ready to pack up the boating season after the Labor Day holiday, they are missing out on some prime boating conditions in the early fall. Many boaters actually prefer autumn. The air [...]

From the Harbormaster

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Well guys, the leaves are starting to turn, and that means that some of the best boating of the season is yet to come! While the cooler temperatures of fall do not lend themselves to weekends of splashing around at Bob’s beach, there is still plenty of great time on the water left! The mild [...]

Weekly Adventure #9

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I don’t know how many of you reading this week’s adventure will relate or grew up with a parent(s) that when you were not feeling well, would say you should ‘go outside and blow the germs off’.  We were guaranteed that we would feel better and we usually did:)  Well, this past week, I had [...]

Weekly Adventure #7

Friday, September 20th, 2013

We are so excited to be a sponsor of the Brule’ Concert being held at Ottawa High School on Saturday, September 28th.  Ottawa hopes to bring more and more concerts to Ottawa and this task is being taken on by our good friends at Starved Rock Country.  We have been able to get discounted tickets [...]

Weekly Adventure #6

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It’s a little twisted…Didoughs has become my new favorite pick-up lunch stop!  Didoughs is located on 228 West Main and built with the same entrepreneurial spirit we see in a lot of our local businesses.  Add the passion for baking and one of America’s favorite snacks, pretzels, and you almost have perfection:)  In our busy [...]

Weekly Adventure #5

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Happy Wednesday!   Set your watches, mark your calendars, turn the dial and put a reminder on your IPhone….10 am Thursday, August 15th (tomorrow)!   I am counting on you:)   You will need the phone number (815) 433-1430 and turn your dial to 1430 AM WCMY or listen to the live stream at www.ottawaradio.net.   [...]

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