8 Great Reasons To Spend Summer In Clinton County IL

Looking for an excuse to have fun this summer? Come visit Clinton County! You’ll find lots of great things to do. Here are seven of our favorites, plus a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that’s happening this year.

1. Boating, biking and beaching at Carlyle Lake. The state’s largest man-made lake is the ideal place to spend a weekend.

2. Fried chicken and homemade pie. We love our Church picnics and these are just two of the delicious reasons why. (Keep an eye out for a future blog—we’ll tell you all about them).Fair

3. The 2016 Clinton County Fair. It’s July 17-23, and it’s a not-to-miss fun time with animals, rides, games and food. Kettle corn, anyone?

4. A chocolate dip cone at Dairy King in Breese or Trenton. Or maybe a hot caramel sundae. Or root beer float—oh, so many yummy choices!

2 wine glasses5. Four wineries + lots of great sampling + lazy afternoon = bliss! Check these out: Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, Crooked Creek Winery in Centralia,  Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery in Carlyle, and Roundhouse Winery in Centralia.

6. Great campgrounds, motels, B&B’s and lodges. We’re all ready for visitors, so give us a call!

7. A savory fish sandwich and a cool beer on the deck of the Fish House at Carlyle Lake. Bonus: a beautiful sunset!

8. Albers Quasquicentennial. It’s a big word meaning this is a huge once-in-125 years celebration, and it’s taking place on June 4-5, 2016. Parade, music, rides, games, homemade wine and food. You won’t want to miss it.

We hope to see you soon!

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