Are you looking for fun and adventure in Starved Rock Country? Here are our recommendations for some great activities to experience in the Illinois Valley. Come out to Bruce & Ollie's to prepare for, take a break from, or recover from all that fun!
Do you have a big day of kayaking on the Illinois River ahead of you? Before hitting the water, grab a breakfast sandwich, large muffin, or cinnamon rolls at Bruce & Ollie's to start your adventurous day off right.
There is nothing like Biking to make you thirsty! After a spectacular day of biking along the I&M Canal, Bruce & Ollie's has a fine selection of August Hill wines and craft beers to quench your thirst.
Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway
Take the whole family on a scenic drive full of history and over 100 nature-based destinations along the Illinois River. Just remember to stop in Bruce & Ollie's first for road trip friendly snack and picnic worthy lunches.
Utica has a wonderful shopping district the includes antiques, artisan items, handmade and homegrown items, pottery, photography, gourmet treats, outdoor gear, leather goods, clothing, rocks and minerals, spices, and more! Prepare yourself for a fine day of Starved Rock area shopping by popping in Bruce & Ollie's for a delicious coffee treat. We recommend the Espresso!
Hiking & Camping
Are you ready to explore miles and miles of beauty throughout Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park? Stop in Bruce & Ollie's on your way to grab a deli sandwich or swing by after your hike to treat yourself to some ice cream!