Month: March 2012

Last week, my blog featured heading east from Harpole’s Heartland Lodge to Springfield, Illinois and touring many of the sites that told the history of Abraham Lincoln. This week, we’re headed northwest across the Mississippi River to Hannibal, Missouri


Saddle Up The Horses and Hit The Trails!

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

Spring has sprung and even though the calendar tells us that the first day of spring was March 21, the weather these past few weeks has indicated otherwise. What a mild winter! But with the warmer weather comes mowing the yard, weeding flowerbeds, and t


So You Want to Fill Your Turkey Tag…

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

Yesterday I found myself on my riding lawn mower for the first time ever in the month of March. As I rode around my yard in the nearly 80 degree weather my mind drifted into the future a few weeks. Although it already feels like turkey season outside, I

Let the Turkey Games Begin!

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

Grab your shotguns, mouth calls, slates, and boxes, turkey seasons all over the country are getting underway! Some of you are already in full swing turkey mode, some are just getting started, and others, like the crew at Heartland, are working hard to pr

…but if YOU stay at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, you can plan a great getaway for you and/or your family by adding some Abraham Lincoln history to your planned activities. Staying at the lodge places you only about 70 miles from Springfield, Illinois and t


March's Pheasant and Quail Hunting Update

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

What weather we are having. This has been one of the mildest winters that I can recall. Most folks agree that we have really been spoiled by Mother Nature this year. Our Upland Hunting at Heartland continues to be very productive and we will continue w

C’mon, We’re Going for a Hayride!

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

Let’s face it – most people think of going on a hayride as an autumn activity, along with a roaring bonfire. But at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, hayrides and bonfires aren’t just for fall – they’re available all year long (weather permitting, of course).


Enjoy a Scenic Day Trip While at the Lodge!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012

So you decided to book your getaway at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge. You’re taking in all the wonderful amenities available at the resort – the incredible dinner, the scenic hayride, the roaring bonfire with s’mores, and a good night’s sleep in the triple-s

It’s not deer season, and in most states there is at least another month before turkey season starts. The weather is crappy and there’s nothing to do except flip through channels watching hunting shows you have already seen. Does this sound like the attit