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Fall Colors Trolley Tour- 11 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant. Please call for more information regarding registration for this event.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Historic Trolley Tour

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Please call for more information regarding registration for this tour...

Historic Trolley Tour

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Fall Colors Trolley Tour- 9:30 am

Experience the spectacular display of fall colors with a 45 minute, guided hike to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon. Relax on a Starved Rock trolley ride and enjoy lunch off a special menu in the restaurant.

Take a Hike and Lunch

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hike will vary upon group skill and trail conditions. *Boxed lunch and souvenir drawstring backpack included.

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions. This tour runs June-September.

Make Your Mark in Time

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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. October 30, 2022

Join us for a tour to the LaSalle County Historical Society Museum Complex in Utica, located along the Illinois & Michigan Canal.  Get a glimpse into the Starved Rock area’s past in the 1892 Kidd Blacksmith shop. You will get to witness a live demonstration of a blacksmith in action.  Across the street in the 1865 Aitken one-room schoolhouse, you will be taken back in time to the way school lessons used to be.  You will also get to tour the museum, where...

Make Your Mark in Time

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sun. October 30, 2022

Join us for a tour to the LaSalle County Historical Society Museum Complex in Utica, located along the Illinois & Michigan Canal.  Get a glimpse into the Starved Rock area’s past in the 1892 Kidd Blacksmith shop. You will get to witness a live demonstration of a blacksmith in action.  Across the street in the 1865 Aitken one-room schoolhouse, you will be taken back in time to the way school lessons used to be.  You will also get to tour the museum, where...

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved.

Historic Trolley Tour

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Please call for more information regarding registration for this tour...

Historic Trolley Tour

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Autumn on the River

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. This tour is currently sold out.

Historic Trolley Tour

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.

Fall Colors Weekend

Book your tickets early! Call the Activities Department to reserve your spot today.

Take a Hike and Lunch

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this 3-mile (round trip) guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Break for lunch at the halfway point. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, snacks and bottled water. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hike will vary upon group skill and trail conditions. *Boxed lunch and souvenir drawstring backpack included. This tour...

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions. This tour runs June-September.

Rive Cruise – 1 pm Departure

Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise on the Illinois River aboard the Eagle I. Take in the beautiful scenery as you learn history, hear the legends and more! Our trolley provides transportation to and from the boat.

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