Where is the Heritage Corridor?
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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Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

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Heritage Corridor Outdoors

Located in northeastern Illinois, the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal National Heritage Corridor is a unique and popular outdoor destination for nature lovers of all kinds.

Thousands of acres of lakes, rivers, forests and parks provide the perfect backdrop for a wide range of outdoor recreation. Explore Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Starved Rock State Park, and the Illinois River to experience why fishing, hunting and a variety of other outdoor enthusiasts flock here annually.


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Pheasant Chalupas
11/14/2016 - Pheasant is extremely challenging to serve because it dries out  so ea...Continue Reading

Confessions of a Walleye Addict
07/13/2016 - I have a problem, an addiction really. It’s grown worse over the...Continue Reading

Go Charger and Quikpod® Dynamic Power Selfie Stick by re-fuel Featured Product
06/14/2016 - If you love to document your adventures with video and photos, you nee...Continue Reading

No Boat? No Worries – Great Shore Fishing Awaits
06/13/2016 - If you love to fish but don’t own a boat, there’s no need ...Continue Reading

Teriyaki Garlic Grilled Salmon Featured Recipe
06/05/2016 - After catching some coho and chinook salmon on Lake Michigan, we got c...Continue Reading

Baked Garlic Jumbo Perch Featured Recipe
05/21/2016 - Walleye is one of my favorite fish to eat. But I recently learned from...Continue Reading

Wild Turkey Kill Video – A Textbook Example of Patience
05/15/2016 - It takes dedication, stealth and most of all patience to kill a wild t...Continue Reading

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03/02/2016 - With deer season still lingering in my mind, I can’t help reflect on t...Continue Reading

Italian Venison Meatball Stuffed with Cheese Feature Recipe
02/21/2016 - This recipe is simple and deliciosio! Take your ground venison and mix...Continue Reading

The Art of Designing a Trophy Room – Easy Tips for your Taxidermy
02/17/2016 - Outdoorsmen and women often bring the outdoors world inside by preserv...Continue Reading



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