Where is the Heritage Corridor?
The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Chicago Portage Area | Bolingbrook Area | Joliet Area
Morris Area | Starved Rock Area | Putnam County

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News from Dan Stefanich Outdoors

Pheasant Chalupas
Published 11/14/2016
Pheasant is extremely challenging to serve because it dries out  so easily when cooked. But this is hands-down one of the best recipes I have ever use...Continue Reading

Confessions of a Walleye Addict
Published 07/13/2016
I have a problem, an addiction really. It’s grown worse over the years, and I fear I’m out of control. My name is Dan and I’m a wall...Continue Reading

Go Charger and Quikpod® Dynamic Power Selfie Stick by re-fuel Featured Product
Published 06/14/2016
If you love to document your adventures with video and photos, you need to check out these new innovative products by re-fuel. The Power Selfie Stick ...Continue Reading

No Boat? No Worries – Great Shore Fishing Awaits
Published 06/13/2016
If you love to fish but don’t own a boat, there’s no need to stay home. There is plenty of great fishing in the area for fishermen who are...Continue Reading

Teriyaki Garlic Grilled Salmon Featured Recipe
Published 06/05/2016
After catching some coho and chinook salmon on Lake Michigan, we got creative with a variety of ingredients to grill our catch. Teriyaki, brown sugar,...Continue Reading

Baked Garlic Jumbo Perch Featured Recipe
Published 05/21/2016
Walleye is one of my favorite fish to eat. But I recently learned from some of the fine guides and business owners from Mercer Wisconsin that fresh Ju...Continue Reading

Wild Turkey Kill Video – A Textbook Example of Patience
Published 05/15/2016
It takes dedication, stealth and most of all patience to kill a wild turkey. And that’s what Jason Hobbie demonstrated recently during the 2016 ...Continue Reading

Lightfield Sabot Slugs Featured Product
Published 03/02/2016
With deer season still lingering in my mind, I can’t help reflect on the gear and equipment that helped me get through yet another Illinois deer hunti...Continue Reading

Italian Venison Meatball Stuffed with Cheese Feature Recipe
Published 02/21/2016
This recipe is simple and deliciosio! Take your ground venison and mix in italian seasoning, garlic salt, one egg and italian breadcrumbs. Wrap the mi...Continue Reading

The Art of Designing a Trophy Room – Easy Tips for your Taxidermy
Published 02/17/2016
Outdoorsmen and women often bring the outdoors world inside by preserving their trophies through taxidermy. It’s a great way to turn a living ro...Continue Reading




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