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

Scary Fun Halloween Events In Clinton County IL

As all good witches know, Halloween isn’t just for kids! Here in Clinton County, there’s something for all ages, with spooky sites, fun frights and a whole lot of good times. If you hear screams and eeks coming from the … Continue reading

Enjoying Labor Day Weekend In Clinton County, IL

Labor Day Weekend, the official wind-down of the season, offers unwritten permission to take advantage of all that summer 2018 still has to offer here in Clinton County, Illinois. Whether you like being by the water or chilling out with … Continue reading

Foundation Park: A Centerpiece of Centralia, IL

Thanks to the foresight and good will of former businessman Verne E. Joy—and legions of citizens—Centralia, Illinois, has a scenic park that is truly a local treasure. In 1943, Mr. Joy established the Centralia Foundation Trust with an initial donation … Continue reading

Clinton County, Illinois Fair: July 15-21, 2018

Of all the summer events we love, nothing tops the Clinton County Fair. It’s a wonderful mix of rural life, entertainment, fun foods, and healthy competition. This year’s fair is scheduled for July 15-21. The fair has been a Clinton … Continue reading

Find Your Vacation Campground In Clinton County, IL

It may still feel a bit chilly outside, but this is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer vacation in Clinton County, Illinois. Carlyle Lake is a big draw, and you’ll find there are some great camping and … Continue reading

4 Fun Reasons To Visit Carlyle, Illinois, This Winter

If you’re looking for something fun to do this winter, head over to Carlyle where there always seems to be something going on. From charity events to chilling with wine, here are four top picks FOR February. Eagles. With the … Continue reading