Starved Rock Country
Historic Ottawa is the perfect setting for a place like Heritage Harbor. Lincoln and Douglas still cast their great shadows in Washington Park, where they first debated the fate of the Union. Historic homes and churches take you back to a time of ball gowns and high-stepping horses, and the I&M Canal recalls the booming energy of a young nation. From its magnificent murals to its charming Old Town, the rich tapestry of Ottawa's past awaits you.
The natural, archaeological, and historic heritage available in Starved Rock Country allows you to experience the nature of life along the riverbanks. From Ottawa to Starved Rock, all along the National Historic Scenic By-way to the nature preserve near Havana, you can experience the seasonal colors and rhythms of the forests, rivers, wetlands, bluffs and prairies that make Starved Rock Country unique.
Our location is our great advantage. Starved Rock Country is only ninety minutes from downtown Chicago…you won't have to spend hours in a car trying to get away to your sanctuary…and you won't be too far away when it comes time to head back to work. We are close to everything but far from ordinary…In Starved Rock Country you can explore authentic Illinois while you discover yourself.