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

The Chicago Portage Area from the Heritage Corridor it's well known for its impressive history. This is the place where explorers Jolliet and Marquette first portage goods and canoes over land between waterways. This area combines 12 communities in Southern Cook County. The Chicago Portage Area waits for you to discover its history, the antique shops or to bike along the Canal.

Present day explorers of the area will discover a rich history and leisure activities for the young and young at heart.

Discover quaint canal towns, such as Lemont or Willow Springs, filled with specialty and antique shops.

Bike along the towpaths of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, dine in one of the exquisite restaurants and end your day with a relaxing overnight stay.

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