Sled Dog Demonstration 2023

01/20/2023 by  
Whether it's warm or cold, Starved Rock State Park has many events and activities to keep you entertained. If you are a lover of nature and animals, then Starved Rock is the perfect place to visit. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, February 5th for ...READ MORE

Join Cupid on his Quest

01/18/2023 by  
Cupid has been shopping in Downtown, Joliet and needs your help. Each of his arrows has an item on his shopping list written down, but he lost all his arrows! Join Cupid and his quest to find all his arrows before the end of Valentine's Day. Print out the game card ...READ MORE


Try New Menu Items

01/17/2023 by  
SAVE THE DATES! The 2nd Annual LHG Test Kitchen Week is January 20-26, 2023. The event is presented by the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance, the Chamber of Commerce representing Lemont and Homer Glen, IL. Participating restaurants will have updated menu items availab...READ MORE

Volunteer this Martin Luther King Jr Day

01/10/2023 by  
One of the best ways to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr Day is through volunteering. This year, go out and make a difference in your community on Monday, January 16th.  Forest Preserve District of Will County Location: Rock Run Preserve - Black Road Acce...READ MORE


New Year, New Brand

01/03/2023 by  
Cheers to the New Year! We are proud to debut our new name and logo - Heritage Corridor Destinations! "By adding Destinations to our name, it allows us to focus on our product pillars of Starved Rock Country, The First Hundred Miles of Route 66 and the I&M Canal ...READ MORE

Downtown Lemont Ice & Light Fest

01/03/2023 by  
Bring in the New Years with Lemont and celebrate their 150th Anniversary. On January 21st, Downtown Lemont will host their 3rd annual Ice and Lights Fest from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of ice, lights, and family fun in historic Downtown Lem...READ MORE


Flock to the Rock: Winter Challenge 2023

01/03/2023 by  
Winter may seem grueling, but there is no doubt that the displays and sights of winter are a thing of beauty. One of the most beautiful places to visit in the midwest is Starved Rock Country. With so much to do and see, the temperatue will be the last thing you notice. ...READ MORE

Looking for Lincoln Scavenger Hunt 2023

12/30/2022 by  
  Illinois is rich in history, espcially when it deals with Honest Abe. On your visit to Illinois, take a journey through all the towns Lincoln once visited in the Looking for Lincoln Scavenger Hunt. On this hunt, you will get first hand experience to Lincoln'...READ MORE


Mark Illinois as your next trip

12/29/2022 by  
January 31st is National Plan for Vacation Day! Celebrated annually on the last Tuesday of January, NPVD is a day to encourage people to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the beginning of the year. Not only does NPVD inspire us to explore the USA, but it al...READ MORE

Calling all Wine Enthusiasts

12/20/2022 by  
In our previous blog, we discussed memberships of the Ale Trail. This week, we wanted to focus on something different. That is why we have compiled a list of wineries/wine bars of the Heritage Corridor. Many locations not only offer great wine, but also host events and live ...READ MORE


Don't miss out on activities due to the cold

12/19/2022 by  
Outdoor activites are great, but not when the temperatures drop! But you don't have to sit at home bored - we rounded up fun indoor activities to keep your warm and entertained this winter. Whether you want to learn about wildlife from your couch, hear live&...READ MORE

Congratulations to all 2022 Readers' Choice Awards

12/15/2022 by  
Congratulations to these Heritage Corridor members who were recognized by Herald-News readers as the Best of Will County 2022! FAMILY / SPECIALTY / HOBBY Axe Factor Throwing "One of the best" - Family Recreation Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on R...READ MORE


Entertaining events to bring in the New Years

12/12/2022 by  
The holidays are near, which means the new year is almost upon us! This calls for a time of celebration with family and friends. While your're thinking of places to celebrate New Year's Eve, here are a couple events to help you plan!  New Year's Eve ...READ MORE

Stay Active this Winter

12/09/2022 by  
It may be cold out, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors to have fun. For all you outdoorsy enthusiasts, there's tons of oppurtunities to get out and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere that nature has to offer during the winter. Grab your coat and get...READ MORE


Ale Trail Loyalty Clubs

12/08/2022 by  
PSA to all beer enthusiasts: Joining brewery loyalty clubs can make your beer drinking even more rewarding, all year long! Members get access to apparel, discounts, first-dibs, and invitations to exclusive events. Here are a few for you to consider... Before you go: sign ...READ MORE

Ottawa Lights

View the Lights in Starved Rock Country

11/30/2022 by  
The holidays just aren't the same without lights! While you're out with family and friends, make sure to check some of the beautiful lighting displays in Starved Rock Country. Grab your camera and create memories that will last a lifetime. Ottawa De...READ MORE


Create memories during Lemont's Hometown Holiday Event

11/30/2022 by  
  Take a stroll through Downtown Lemont and enjoy the holiday display. There will be loads of dazzling lights nuzzled against family-owned shops, restaurants, taverns, and breweries. Now is the perfect time to capture photos of this Winter Wonderland. The display wil...READ MORE

Home for the Holidays

11/29/2022 by  
With the many events happening during the holidays, it can be difficult to choose something. Do you want to catch a classic Christmas movie with friends and family? Experience a stage performance like no other? Take the family out to pictures with Santa? No matter the e...READ MORE


Bounce Back into the Holiday Spirit

11/18/2022 by  
  The most wonderful time of year is here. The holidays are fast approaching, and it's time for lights! While you’re out searching for your holiday gifts, take a detour and enjoy these holiday events around the Heritage Corridor.    ...READ MORE

Leave the Thanksgiving Cooking to the Professionals

11/10/2022 by  
It has been a long year. Relax this Thanksgiving and leave the cooking to the culinary artists from the restaurants of the Heritage Corridor. Each restaurant is unique and offers their own style of food. Whether you choose to dine-in or pick-up a tasty dinner, our restaurant...READ MORE


Scenes from the Corridor