2014 Activities and Events Calendar


Illinois River Winery
723 S. Clark Street, Utica, IL 61373

Illinois River Winery is proud to be the recipient of several awards for their wines.  Visitors can sample different wines produced from grapes grown in Utica.  The winery features an outdoor wine garden and offers tours.  Open 10am - 5pm.  Call ahead for winery tours.  Be sure to mention Fox River Bed and Breakfast while you're there!

Please visit the websites below for more updated information on upcoming activities and events:

SkyDive Chicago - www.skydivechicago.com

LaSalle County - www.enjoylasallecounty.com

Ottawa, Illinoiswww.experienceottawa.com

Utica, Illinoiswww.utica-il.com

Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau
(800) 926-2262  www.heritagecorridorcvb.com


Starved Rock Lodge




Ottawa, Illinois and Starved Rock



Asian Carp Fishing

Stay at Fox River Bed and Breakfast when you bow or line fish for the amazing flying fish of the Illinois Valley!  For more information visit www.ottawadelivered.com

Starved Rock

Every Thursday Morning
9:00 a.m.

Lobby Entrance


Casual Walker's Club

Starved Rock Lodge has the Area's Best Walker's Club. Enjoy a guided walk through Starved Rock State Park every Thursday morning. Come join the fun and get fit!  For more information, please contact activities at 1-800-868-7625, Ext. 386.


Starved Rock
Sunrise to Sunset




Art in the Park

From sunrise to sunset, you can seek out the beautiful wood carvings on the Lodge grounds and in the Park.  Grab a map at the Lodge reception desk and start your hunt!  For more information, call 815-220-7386 or visit: www.starvedrocklodge.com


Starved Rock


March through December

12pm - 1:30 pm

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Adults $12, Seniors $10

Children 10 & under $8

Historic Trolley Tour of the Area

Board a Trolley outside of the Great Hall area of the Lodge and enjoy a historic Trolley ride with a stop at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center where you will see a short video of the area.  Then travel to the Illinois Waterway Visitor's Center to view Starved Rock from across the river and watch the river traffic pass through the locks.  The Trolley will go to the Village of Utica and hear about the Illinois and Michigan Canal.  While aboard the Trolley, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area.  For tickets and information, please call 800-868-7625

Starved Rock

Every Friday

May ~ October

11:00 am -3:15 pm

$29.00 Adults

$24.00 Children 10 & under



Canal Boat and Trolley Tour

Start off with a delicious hot Lunch Buffet in the rustic dining room at Starved Rock Lodge.  Next, board one of the trolleys and ride to the State Park's Visitor's Center.  Your trolley will also take you on a relaxing ride to the new Canal Boat located in LaSalle.  Step back in time with period-dressed interpreters on this one-hour canal boat ride.  Finish the tour with a final stop at the Lock 16 Visitor's Center.  Visit www.starvedrocklodge.com for more information.


Starved Rock

Mondays and Thursdays

Summer months

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$34.95 per person

Casual Dinner and Evening Cruise

Board a Starved Rock Lodge trolley and travel to the “Belle of the Rock” an authentic paddle wheel boat for a leisurely cruise on the picturesque Illinois River.  After the cruise, the trolley will bring you back to the Lodge where you will enjoy a special dinner served with cheesecake.   Please call 800-868-7625 ext.386 for reservations.

LaSalle Canal Boat

Peru, Illinois

May ~ October

Fridays and Saturdays

8am - 3pm


The Moe & Larry Special

Enjoy breakfast or lunch... or both at the Lock 16 Center Cafe, a Mule Tending 101 class, and an hour-long trip on the LaSalle Canal Boat for a special price every Friday and Saturday.  Reservations strongly recommended.  815-220-1848  www.LaSalleCanalBoat.com


Ottawa, Illinois

Saturdays May ~


8:00 am - 12:30 pm



Old Town Farmer's Market

Why not shop for some home-grown, fresh vegetables and goodies while staying at Fox River Bed and Breakfast?  Come to Ottawa's Old Town Farmer's Market to purchase freshly grown vegetables!  Also featured are home-baked goods, jams, jellies, dog treats, and a few craft items.  The antique popcorn wagon will be up and running!  You are sure to find something fantastic! 

Starved Rock

Mondays and Thursdays

Beginning in May

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$38.50 per person



Casual Dinner and Evening Cruise

Check in for this tour begins at 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays May 14th through September.  Board a Starved Rock Lodge Trolley and travel to the "Belle of the Rock," an authentic paddle wheel boat for a leisurely cruise on the picturesque Illinois River.  After the cruise, the trolley will bring you back to the Lodge while you will enjoy a special dinner served with cheesecake.  Please call 800-868-7625, Ext. 386 for reservations.


Starved Rock

Mondays & Saturdays

Begins in June

11:00 am

$35.00 per person


Land and Water Cruise

The tour includes a historic trolley ride, hot lunch Buffet at Starved Rock Lodge, and leisurely one-hour river cruise on the "Belle of the Rock," an authentic paddle wheel boat.  For tickets and information call:  800-868-7625, Ext. 386


Skydive Chicago (map)

Thursday, September 11 ~

Tuesday, September 21, 2014


USPA National Skydiving Championships

Freefall Style, Accuracy Landing, Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Artistic Events, and Canopy Formation.

For more information, visit www.skydivechicago.com/events or call 815-433-0000




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Fox River Bed and Breakfast in Ottawa, Illinois offers a unique bed and breakfast unlike any other in or near Ottawa, Illinois. Try the Ottawa Fun Bus for exciting Things to Do and then see other unique Places to stay in Ottawa, Illinois!

Fox River Bed and Breakfast
3367 E 2072nd Rd.
Ottawa, IL. 61350
Phone 1 (815) 431-9257
E-mail: innkeeper@foxriverbnb.com

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