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December 2019

Dec 12

Walkers Club

Free guided hike!

Thu, December 12 @ 9:00 am

Meet us on Thursdays at 9am in the Lodge lobby for pre-planned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. The hiking schedule changes each week and repeats itself each quarter so you get to see each part of the park in every season of the year! Hike 12 times and earn a free lunch in the Main Dining Room! No pre-registration is required. Please wear appropriate clothing, shoes and bring a water bottle! Click here to…

Dec 13

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Fri, December 13 @ 6:00 pm

Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour just days before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving so you can enjoy some of the area’s most stunning holiday displays.  While aboard the trolley, our guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles along with listening to Christmas music. Our trolleys are heated, but you may want to bring along an extra blanket. There are no restroom stops on this tour.  Please note: To book this event, you must call (815)…

Dec 14

Guided Winter Hikes

Explore the winter beauty of mother nature

Sat, December 14 @ 11:00 am

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Hike is approximately 3 miles roundtrip. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a granola bar, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

Dec 14

Historic Trolley Tour – 12pm

Sat, December 14 @ 12:00 pm

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge. Travel to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.

Dec 14

Christmas Lights Trolley Tours

Sat, December 14 @ 6:00 pm

Relax before the holidays on this illuminated tour just days before Christmas. Let our staff do the driving so you can enjoy some of the area’s most stunning holiday displays.  While aboard the trolley, our guide will have holiday trivia, jokes and riddles along with listening to Christmas music. Our trolleys are heated, but you may want to bring along an extra blanket. There are no restroom stops on this tour.  Please note: To book this event, you must call (815)…

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