IF YOU’RE LOOKIN FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND……..
The Brightwood Inn is nestled on the outlying area of Matthiessen State Park River Area and is 4 MINUTES directly south of Starved Rock State Park. Buffalo Rock State Park is about 8 minutes away and the I & M Canal is 15 minutes away. Matthiessen State Park Dells Area is 2 minutes north of us as well. They are all GREAT places to hike. The canal is also great for biking. You can get on the canal several different places and head west into La Salle or East into Ottawa. You can have a great lunch in either city. The canal also offers the Volunteer, a mule pulled replica canal boat. Meet Moe and Larry, the gorgeous mules, while the crew regales you with stories of the Illinois pioneer days. The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center is an interesting place to visit. Starved Rock Adventures offers Jet Ski & Boat rentals. Fishing the Illinois and Vermillion Rivers is very popular. Go to https://www.enjoylasallecounty.com/ for more fun ideas.