I&M Canal Heritage Corridor/IL Route 66

Drive The Mother Road

Situated between Lake Michigan and the Illinois River, the Heritage Corridor region is an outdoor enthusiasts dream, beginning with miles of bike trails and waterways stretching from suburban Chicago, all the way to Starved Rock State Park.

Stay at four star hotels or cosy bed and breakfasts, drive the iconic Route 66, shop big-names and boutiques, dine on hearty home cooking or haute cuisine, and play at the exciting attractions.

The lush forest of Starved Rock State Park, with its serene waterfalls and beautiful lodge, offers a quiet retreat for visitors. Naturalist-led programs draw you farther into this hilly wonderland, located just minutes from the wineries, quaint shops and restaurants in Utica.

The area’s golf courses offer a challenge for all skill levels – get a round in at renowned Bolingbrook Golf Club and Pine Hills (Ottawa) or any the other beautifully maintained courses.