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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Buffalo Rock State Park

Buffalo Rock State Park

1300 North 27th Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
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On the bluffs of the Illinois River, Buffalo Rock State Park stands majestically on the north bank, and affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the Illinois River. The State Park is approximately 3 miles west of Ottawa, Illinois, and has long been a favorite picnic area, as well as a nature lovers’ delight. This State Park offers the ideal terrain for the beginner hiker. Mounds representing five earthen sculptures molded from Illinois clay, known as Effigy Tumuli, invite visitors to walk around and explore. Across the road from Buffalo Rock State Park is the I&M Canal State Trail Buffalo Rock Access area. Buffalo Rock State Park is ideal for hiking where you can witness two bison, Holly and Pebbles.

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