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June 14, 2018


3 things you should do with Dad in the Midwest on his special day    There are those times when nothing can beat a good ol’ fashioned shout-out! Fathers’ Day is surely […]
May 31, 2018

New Property Trends in Spring 2018 

The Resurgence of the “pocket neighborhood” in the Midwest    Do you remember a time when communities were built to last? Where houses and cottages were developed around common […]
April 27, 2018

The Top Tow Boating Location in The Midwest

20 Miles of Boating Bliss along the Illinois Waterway  Tow boaters are coming out in force as a long and dreary winter’s icy fingers slowly lose […]
April 13, 2018

Upgrade Your Inner Explorer by Discovering Your Perfect Vacation Rental Property

The age of living like a local…on vacation, is HERE!  Places. Placemaking. The magic of place! No matter which way you say it, if you’ve discovered the splendor of traveling […]
April 5, 2018

The Morel of the Story 

The Morel of the Story  Get your hunt on at the Midwest Morel Fest 2018    Just one Morchella, give it to me  As any morel enthusiast knows […]
February 13, 2018

Experience Valentine’s Day in Starved Rock Country, Illinois

EXPERIENCE VALENTINE’S DAY IN STARVED ROCK COUNTRY, ILLINOIS Right here at Heritage Harbor Ottawa If valleys and hills could sing, Starved Rock Country would be an […]
February 13, 2018

Bald Eagles are Soaring in Starved Rock Country, Illinois

3 Tips – Be Here, Bring your Best Binoculars, and Respect the Eagle!   You’re floating effortlessly on an anti-gravity, 8-foot wingspan at ten thousand feet […]
September 28, 2017

The Starved Rock Fall Spectacle Is IN The Air

  Heritage Harbor Ottawa will be partnering with Ride the Helo, a helicopter tour company out of Kankakee, during the month of October to bring Starved […]
September 26, 2017

Have You Heard of The Great Loop?

“I had to talk her onto the boat. Now I can’t talk her off it!”- the typical looper. Can you imagine voyaging through Canadian provinces and […]