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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 [...]

Living Larger in Smaller Homes Movement Gains Popularity

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

An emerging real estate movement is redefining the average American vacation home — the Not So Big House movement. Recently, resort community Heritage Harbor Ottawa was a sponsor of the design series weekend “Living Large … in a not so big house,” in Naperville, Ill., which hosted architect Sarah Susanka. The well-known architect was behind the launch of the “Not So Big” movement of house design, which means making homes better, not bigger.

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, [...]

River Games 2010

Friday, June 25th, 2010

River Games 2010 is confirmed for JULY 16-18, 2010. After a hugely successful inaugural event in 2009, River Games Returns to Heritage Harbor Ottawa!  Co-sponsored by www.all-actionsports.com, Quest Watersports and Chicago MasterCraft, participants are expected to number in the hundreds again – out for free pulls behind MasterCraft boats, camping, food, fun, and an end-of-day [...]

Cruise Night in Ottawa

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Old Town of Downtown Ottawa was a car enthusiast’s dream Friday night. With over 5 city blocks of great cars & trucks, there was something for everyone.   This family friendly event had a mix of styles and eras. There was everything from a classic Ford Model T to a 2010 Chevy Camaro with a [...]

Sunset Showcase

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

With temperatures in the mid 80’s and sunny, the weather could not have been more perfect for a night at the marina. On Thursday, June 17th Heritage Harbor Marina was host to well over 700 members and guests of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce.   Meg Skelly, Assistant Executive Director Ottawa Area Chamber of [...]

Free Appetizers For First 20 Local Customers At Crawdad’s Bar & Grill

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

(Ottawa, IL) – Appetizers are “on the house” for the first 20 local diners that purchase an entree at Crawdad’s Bar & Grill during the weekend of May 29th as part of the restaurants’ 2010 Season Grand Opening Celebration at Heritage Harbor Marina. “We are very excited to officially open the doors to Crawdad’s for [...]

The Captain’s Log of Winter Fun: Ottawa Area Events for November & December

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

  Though Heritage Harbor will always be our focus, we hope your experience goes far beyond our entrance. The Ottawa area is bursting with special events, from children’s programs to eagle watching. We’ve tried to alert you to some of the best, so if you need directions or more information give us a call… Art [...]

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