Top 10 Ways to Experience Winter Fun in Illinois' Starved Rock Country

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Winter vacation hibernation isn’t a must in the Midwest; a common misconception. There’s still plenty to do and vacations to be had during the winter months – many of them can be found in Illinois’ Starved Rock Country along the picturesque Illinois River.

Sitting just 90 minutes from downtown Chicago, Starved Rock Country is a Midwest oasis with outdoor fun, exceptional dining and shopping, and a community chock full of unique, singular activities that can’t be found in the same mix, anywhere else.

The team at Heritage Harbor Ottawa-premier resort community and marina in Ottawa, Ill.-hosts guests and homeowners from all over the Chicagoland area and further at its waterfront resort.

“There’s a common misconception that northern Illinois shuts down during the winter and there’s no fun to be had,” says Tammy Barry of Heritage Harbor. “Nothing could be farther from the truth here in Starved Rock Country. The changing of the seasons, especially winter, opens up a whole new realm of places to explore. Talking to those who head to Heritage Harbor, winter is a favorite place around Ottawa, Ill.”

Click here to read the Heritage Harbor team’s
Top 10 Winter Fun Tips for Starved Rock Country.