Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Competitve Adventure

Your competitive spirit can find its bliss in the Heritage Harbor Community.

If you love motorcycles, family events, and the great outdoors, then the Megacross Shootout Series in Mendota, IL is just the place to be. Megacross is dirt track motorcycle racing that takes place every other Saturday night at the Tri -County fair grounds in Mendota, IL from March – October.
This family friendly event is sponsored by Fox Valley off Road, an ATV, off road motorcycle riding park located just minutes away from Heritage Harbor Ottawa.

Megacross racers range from the youngest of beginners to the experienced professional racers that compete for prize money. However, if the thought of racing the motor cycle yourself is not your thing you can still experience the adventure vicariously, grand stand seats are available and spectators are welcome.
Dirt track racing and riding is a fun, local event with a long standing tradition in the heart of Starved Rock Country and you just can’t find this type of adventure in other areas.

Come experience Heritage Harbor Ottawa for yourself and we will be happy to help you find the right type of adventure lifestyle that makes it the perfect place for you.

Stay tuned to learn more about the Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa and the surrounding communities.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Married

Did you know that today weddings are more than just a singular event?

First, there is the engagement party to celebrate and share the big news. It is a great way for your families and friends to get to know each other. For those with especially long engagements, engagement parties are held one to three months after the engagement, and/or about a year before the big day.

Then its on to the bridal shower which can either be just for the bride and her quests or it can be a couple’s event held usually 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding.

The bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming more of a coordinated event than the traditional rowdy party. These parties can be either separate or together depending on the couple’s tastes.

There’s the rehearsal dinner which is held usually the night before the wedding and includes the wedding party and special guests.

The big day has finally arrived and when it comes to the wedding itself depending on the family size, age of the couple, and their wishes it can be either a large formal event or an intimate private occasion in a special location
Now, if you thought that was it and then on to the honeymoon you would be right except for the post-wedding brunch which is for the couple's families and any wedding guests that are still around or in town. It's a winding-down party, when the newly married bride and groom get to say a final thank-you to their guests and spend a little more time with loved ones.

With everything you have to plan and do, finding the perfect place for each event can be very stressful, but not at Heritage Harbor Ottawa.

Harbor Lights is a beautiful setting for most any occasion. Whether it is a private, engagement party, the post wedding brunch, or the bridal shower Harbor Lights can seat 56 people on the main level. The upper level can be used for dancing, socializing, and it’s the perfect setting for breathtaking pictures that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Even intimate weddings can take place at Heritage Harbor.

If you want to have an event that people will always remember, you should start by having it at a place people will never forget. Heritage Harbor Marina & Harbor Lights!

Enjoy an Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Boat & Breakfast

When you are in the mood for a quiet and relaxing get-away that exceeds the expectations and feeds the senses, you should give Heritage Harbor Marina’s Boat & Breakfast a try.
Whether it’s just a weekend away to reconnect and relax or a special occasion, Heritage Harbor Marina’s Boat & Breakfast offers you privacy and a truly unique experience.
With reasonable rates, exquisite accommodations, beautiful views, and a continental breakfast that is served to you on deck as you enjoy the romantic sunrise, Heritage Harbor Marina’s Boat & Breakfast is a vacation like no other.
While you remain dockside in the boat of your choice from our private fleet, you will enjoy cozy sleeping quarters, concierge services, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and amazing Illinois sunsets.
Reservations are available 7 days a week, boats can accommodate to 2-6 people, check in time is 1:00 pm, check out is 11:00 am. Rates start as low as $ 119.00 during the week and weekends start at just $ 159.00. A deposit is required and restrictions do apply.
Call 1-815-431-8236 for more information & reservations.
Enjoy an Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vacations & Mother Nature

Into each life a little rain must fall, and sometimes it just happens to be when you are on vacation!
Although the draw to Heritage Harbor Ottawa tends to be the abundance of outdoor activities and natural wonders such as the Illinois River and the many state parks; sometimes, Mother Nature decides to let it rain!
However, you don’t have to let that ruin your vacation.
Starved Rock Country has more to offer than its natural beauty and outdoor activities. Eclectic shops, hand made crafts and classes, museums, community theater productions, and much more. In fact, sometimes not getting to do what you planned allows you to experience the unexpected.
The Heritage Harbor Ottawa staff is well versed in the area and can direct even an unsure guest to a great adventure. Let Heritage Harbor Ottawa help you experience your next great adventure no matter what the weather.

Stay tuned to learn more about the Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa and the surrounding communities.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lady Antebellum in Starved Rock Country

Cedar Point Sportsman Club will be host to one of country music’s top recording acts Lady Antebellum Aug 14th for the local “Concerts for a Cause” benefit.

Spend the day enjoying Heritage Harbor Marina, and the Illinois River!
After a great day on the water it’s just a quick drive to see one of country music’s hottest acts Lady Antebellum up close and personal at a local outdoor venue.

Proceeds from this concert will benefit local charities!

This is just one more reason why Starved Rock Country is such a great place to live and play.

Save the date and plan the adventure.
Tickets are still available!!!

Stay tuned to learn more about the Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa and the surrounding communities.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Weekend on the Water

The weather looks good for a weekend on the water.
It's only Tuesday, but I am ready for the weekend! Calling the friends, making the plans, and looking forward to getting the kids to "unplug" for a while. Instead of communicating via text or on Facebook I thought we might try some actual face time.

Boating on the river, hiking at Starved Rock State Park, dinner at Crawdad's and all without the hand held video games I cant seem to pry out of my children's hands. Ahhh Bliss!

Can't Wait !!!!
Anyone up for an adventure???? Come to Heritage Harbor Ottawa this weekend and enjoy an Adventure Lifestyle

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cruise Night in Old Town Ottawa

Old Town of Downtown Ottawa was a car enthusiasts dream Friday Night. With over 5 city blocks of great cars & trucks, there was something for everyone.

This family friendly event had a mix of styles and eras. There was everything from a classic Ford Model T to a 2010 Chevy Camaro with a slick custom paint job. There was music, food vendors, and many owners that were happy to share a story or two about what made their car unique.

The LaSalle County Cruiser's Annual Cruise night in Downtown Ottawa was a great way to kick off Father's day weekend.

If you missed Ottawa's cruise night or just love classic cars venture to downtown Oglesby Saturday June 26th from 3-8pm for the Oglesby Custom Car Show.

Stay tuned to learn more about the Adventure Lifestyle available at Heritage Harbor Ottawa and the surrounding communities.