Take A Break At RAIL Coffee Room In Centralia, IL

Not only does RAIL Coffee Room serve up some delicious drinks and food, it serves up a big slice of Centralia history too. Opened in April, 2017, the eclectic coffee house evokes a comfortable, city vibe with its industrial style … Continue reading

Take A Dip For Charity At Carlyle Lake, IL

Brrr… It’s enough to make sensible folks shiver! The annual Polar Plunge is coming to Clinton County, Illinois, February 23, 2019, so get ready to take a dip for a good cause. Presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, … Continue reading

5 Fun Reasons to Visit Clinton County, IL This Winter

The flurry of the holidays is over. Now is the time to kick back and relax in the towns of Clinton County, Illinois. The slower pace of winter is an ideal time to catch a show, enjoy dinner with friends, … Continue reading

Make The Season Merry With Wines From Clinton County, IL

This year, toast the holidays with a glass of locally produced wine. We’re fortunate to have five winemakers based here in Clinton County—all part of the Carlyle Lake Wine Trail—offering a variety of wines, from dry to sweet, to pair … Continue reading

Holiday Greenery & Gifts At Clinton County, IL Florists

If you’re looking for a special centerpiece or gift for someone on your holiday list, you’ll find a wealth of wonderful selections at the floral shops in Clinton County, Illinois. And you might just find a little something for yourself … Continue reading

2018 Holiday Events in Clinton County, Illinois

Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means it’s time to get merry! Fortunately here in Clinton County, Illinois, that’s easy thanks to a bevy of cheery holiday events. Pull out your calendar and mark these down—they’re too festive and fun … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner “To-Go” In Clinton County, IL

There are those who love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. And then, there are those who don’t, or whose schedule just doesn’t allow it. If you’re one of the latter, not to worry, there are some terrific options for getting dinner to … Continue reading

Autumn At Illinois’ Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area

After the summer crowds have dispersed and the campgrounds are emptied is a great time to visit Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area.  Eldon Hazlet was named for a Carlyle, Illinois, attorney who was the first president of the Kaskaskia Valley … Continue reading