The Blackhawk Waterways region encompasses four northwest Illinois counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside. 2700 square miles of unique experiences that await your personal discovery. Quaint cabins & B&Bs, significant Illinois history & heritage, outstanding outdoor recreation, 125 miles of pristine rivers for fishing & boating, charming shopping & antique treasures. All within 3 hours of Chicago.
Planning a special event, wedding, reunion, conference, business retreat or convention in our neck of the woods is one smart move. Our no-hustle way of life and friendly event planners and vendors makes for not only a great event but a great escape as well. Old growth forests and serene, wandering waterways will set an absolutely gorgeous backdrop to your event.