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Swimming in Lake Lou Yeager is the best OWS you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout.
Lake Lou Yaeger
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
Route 66 Half-Marathon
Race down memory lane during this one of a kind Route 66 Half Marathon hosted by the City of Litchfield and RaceMaker Productions. If a half marathon is too much for you, do not worry, we have a race for everyone. Try running the 5K or Mile Dash.
Big Dawg Dare
I double dawg dare you to try this Extreme 5K run at Litchfield’s Big Dawg Dare. You will run over obstacles that will challenge the biggest of the Dawgs
West Fork Encampment
Re-creation of Frontier and Military life of the 18th century nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Lou Yaeger. There will be cannon demonstrations, period food, music and many more historical demonstrations. Located at Picnic Area #4.
Litchfield Party in the Park
This Litchfield Chamber of Commerce event is held at Library Park, and features annual summer carnival, complete with food, vendors and live entertainment.
IHSA State Bassing Fishing Finals
Illinois is the first state in the Nation to have its high school sports association sanction high school largemouth bass fishing. High school fishermen from all over the state descend on Carlyle to show their fishing skills, catching bass at Carlyle. The city sponsors a food/vendor event to coincide with the Bass Finals. Sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Professional style weigh-ins are conducted by FLW Outdoors and Wired2Fish.com.
Crossroads Restaurant & Lounge
Crossroads offers delicious food, excellent service, and a fully stocked bar, all in relaxed, casual atmosphere.
The Gallatin Street Grille
Gallatin Street Grille has a diverse selection, seafood, ribs, steak, and more, all served by Gallatin's friendly staff.
Dew Drop Inn
At the Dew Drop Inn come in and enjoy good food and drinks.
Something Special Florist
Something Special Florist offers floral bouquets, silk and fresh floral arrangements, a large variety of gifts and collectibles including Crosley Reproductions, 1800s antique furniture and Abe Lincoln memorabilia. Also, on on-site, all-year Christmas room and wine room with a variety of outstanding wines from California to Illinois.
Funderburk's Gas Grill & Deli
Funderburk's offers delicious deli favorites.
PJ's Diner offers a wide variety of great dishes such as ribs, steak, salad, baked potatoes, homemade rolls, pie, and much more, served with a smile.
Dairy King offers everything from slushes, shakes and concretes to breakfast items, hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps and more.
Skin Deep Day Spa and Salon
Skin Deep offers facials, microdermabrasion, make-up application, waxing, massage therapy, and reflexology. Skin Deep also carries the most up-to-date beauty products.
Wheelan's Barbecue Shack
The family has enjoyed smoking meats for almost 50 years, dating back to Grandpa Cliff's Big Chief Smoker, back by the garage on the east end of Carlyle. In the tradition of the old days, they take the highest quality meats and slow smoke them with a blend of hickory, cherry, and apple woods. This process produces a reddish pink tint in the meat found only in authentic BBQ.
Diamond Mineral Springs
Diamond Mineral Springs is a down home country restaurant. Choose from the buffet or order from the large menu full of your country favorites such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, buscuits with apple butter, and much more.
Broadway Bar & Grill
From Burgers to Salads, to Pizza to Steak, they have it all at Broadway Bar & Grill.
Gloria's Christian Supply
Gloria's has an array of Christian books, materials, and inspiring gifts.
Farmers Restaurant & Bakery
Farmers Restaurant has been a 3rd generation family owned business since 2003. They specialize in ‘Famous Pressurized Fried Chicken’, ‘Grandma’s Homemade Cheesecake’, ‘Carrot Cake’, ‘Grandma’s Bread Pudding’ and many delicious pies and other desserts! Their carry-out menu features a choice of family meals at exceptional prices and their dine-in provides variety in our menu such as steaks, seafood, pastas or chicken dinners, and much more! All dine-in customers begin their meals with Farmer's freshly baked yeast rolls and sweet corn muffins. Farmers also serve varieties of salads, soups, chili, and sandwiches, and, of course, many desserts to choose from.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Buzzie's Again has a wonderful 50s-60s atmosphere, with great food and service, and is fun for the whole family.
Blue Springs Cafe
Blue Springs is home to the "foot-high" pies, which are a sight to see, also delicious home cooking and friendly service.
Nuby's offers a great meal with excellent service and a large selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken and of course, steak! Relax with friends and family. Beer, wine, kids' menu.