Join the Day Trippers on July 21!

I & M Canal Boat Ride &

Historic Starved Rock Trolley Tour

Join us for a day of adventure! We will start the day with a quick trip to the Starved Rock Visitors Center then drive 10 minutes to visit the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area and take a journey back in time aboard the “Volunteer,” a mule-pulled 1840’s replica canal boat, as it coasts gently up and down the Illinois & Michigan Canal.

Each tour is an hour long, beginning with a 15-minute “Mule Tending 101” presentation, as period-dressed guides introduce the passengers to the intrepid canal mule, Moe. The tour regales everyone with tales of the canal while the deck hand, mule tender, boat captain guide the boat one mile up the canal to the Little Vermillion aqueduct and then back to the dock. $16 per person.

Lunch will be at the Urban Grill in downtown LaSalle.

After lunch it’s a quick trip back to the Starved Rock Lodge to catch our private 90 minute Historic Trolley tour. Enjoy a historic trolley ride with stops at Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center, Illinois Waterway Visitor Center and travel through downtown Utica. While aboard, the driver will narrate the history and legends of the area. Since our tour is private, we need a minimum of 20 people and maximum of 30 people. RSVP today to reserve your spot! $15.00 per person!

Please RSVP to Rick Beato by July 9 at or 630-263-1414.

We hope to see you there!