Start planning your 2021 Getaway to Clinton County, IL

2021 in lights

2020 is history – Thank goodness!  It’s time to start dreaming about and planning your 2021 travel. Clinton County, IL has lots of attractions and activities to help you plan your 2021 getaways.  Spend January dreaming about and planning all the fun things you like to do and events that sound fun to you. 

For great Valentine’s Day getaway, plan a stay at one of the luxurious cabins at Hidden Lake Winery located just outside of Aviston, IL. The winery’s tasting room is open and their restaurant offers a wide range of foods including salads, small plates, artisan pizza, and tasty entrees. Your February getaway to Clinton County will be romantic and offer a cure for “cabin fever!”Romantic log cabin at Hidden Lake Winery

March often comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and here in our area. Talk to the folks at Main Street Pastures in Breese, IL. to learn all about farming. They raise their own chicks and pasture-fed beef. Take some fresh meat or eggs home with you to enjoy later.

Fishing is on the minds of outdoorsmen in April and Carlyle Lake is one prime spot to begin your fishing adventure! It’s OK to be an “April fool” for fishing in April 2021 in Clinton County, IL. Get reports on the status of the lake and the fishing prospects from local expert Al Crocker before heading out to the lake. 

Memorial Day in May means the unofficial start to the summer season. Parks, campgrounds, hiking trails, and marinas are THE place to be! Of course with the summer weather heating up, you will need some great refreshment with our favorite local drinks from Excel Brewing Company. Purchase several of their unique beverages and find your favorite refreshing local beverage. 

If you are planning to be a “June bride” and get married in Clinton County, start planning your wedding at one of our Wineries. Find the perfect venue at one of the wineries included in the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail. The Wine Trail provides some fun entertainment along with award winning wines for a great tour of Clinton County.

Man standing on front of boat on lake water with text, "Play & Stay at Carlyle Lake."July means more Fishing Tournaments and water activities at Carlyle Lake. Check with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to get the latest schedules and locations. Be sure to make your reservations at one of our campgrounds for the best access to the lake! 

We are hoping that the Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show will proceed as planned in 2021! We missed this favorite even in 2020 due to COVID but have our fingers crossed that 2021 will be a brighter year and permit this fun event to proceed in August 2021!

Start dreaming of the New Year then plan for your 2021 travel adventures to Clinton County, IL – home of the largest manmade lake in Illinois and other wonderful attractions.  

Happy New year! 

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