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Waterfall & Canyon Tours 9 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

Take a Hike & a 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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

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.

Take a Hike & a 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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 9 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

Take a Hike & a 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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

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.

Take a Hike & a 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.

Take a Hike & a 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.

Waterfall & Canyon Tours 11 am Departure

This tour begins with a hot lunch off a special menu in our restaurant and a short trolley transportation to three trail entrances within scenic Starved Rock State Park. From there, experience outdoor adventure with three 45-minute guided hikes to French, St. Louis and Ottawa Canyons.

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.

Land and Water Cruise

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

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.

Land and Water Cruise

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed.

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