Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.
The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!
What started as a dream in the spring of 1997 has developed into a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of today's hectic world. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, owned and run by the Hahn family, hosts a winery, tasting room and gift shop. Choose from a selection of award winning red and white wines to savor by the glass or bottle. Complete your wine experience with a selection of cheese and crackers while taking in the panoramic view from the tasting room or veranda. Visitors can stroll through the 13-acre vineyard, set in over 80 acres of gorgeous scenery, which includes a picturesque lake. The summer months bring a variety of music to Mackinaw Valley Vineyard to be enjoyed on weekends while enjoying a picnic and wine on the property.