5 Great Reasons to Visit Clinton County IL This Summer

Summertime is fun time, and you’ll find plenty to amuse you here in Clinton County,Illinois, whether you’re looking to play hard or rest and relax. Here are a few of our not-to-miss picks for what to do, see, and enjoy.

Carlyle Lake.
Swim. Boat. Fish. Picnic. Camp. The list of fun is never-ending at Illinois largest manmade lake.

Sure there’s your backyard, but it’s mighty hard to beat the good cooking over at A Fine Swine, one of the top picks in the St. Louis Tournament of Barbecue.

Weekends at a winery.
Pay a visit to one of our Clinton County wineries for a tour or to listen to live music while sipping the local vintage: Roundhouse Winery in Centralia; Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston; Crooked Creek Winery, Centralia; Twelve Oaks Vineyard and Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, Carlyle.

Clinton County Fair.
Mark your calendar for July 16-22 for the summer’s most popular event. Enjoy exhibits, rides, games, tractor pulls, and great fair food.

Dinner and a raffle.
Check out one of our Church picnics for home-cooking at its best—friend chicken, pie, and all sorts of other tasty dishes, plus quilt bingo, games, raffles, and lots more!

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