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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.
Come in for one of the best dining experiences you will have, in a great environment, surrounded by happy people, awesome drinks and fun food. We're incredibly grateful for having had such amazing friends, family, teachers and mentors along the way. We hope everyone will share in our imagination and desire for creative cooking. Let's eat!
Grace Manor Restaurant at Klingel House
Grace Manor Restaurant offers American dishes that celebrate the flavors of the season, in a warm and friendly environment. Happy Hour Tues. - Sat. 4-6.
Crossroads Restaurant & Lounge
Crossroads offers delicious food, excellent service, and a fully stocked bar, all in relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Hoffman House offers delicious food in a casual, elegant atmosphere.
Dew Drop Inn
At the Dew Drop Inn come in and enjoy good food and drinks.
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.
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.
Sweeties offers the finest quality, high-end, hand crafted chocolate, old-fashioned candy, a large variety of Jelly Belly beans and candies, gelato, gourmet coffees and teas, and old-time soft drinks. We offer beautiful custom-boxed chocolates for corporate or personal gifts.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
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.
Fancy That! Gifts, Collectibles, and Antiques
Fancy That! offers gifts by type and occasion, collectibles, antiques, small engines, lawn mowers, power equipment, and mower repair.
Wang Gan Asian Eats & Beats
Wang Gang is a cool Asian restaurant off the beaten path. They offer a blend of Chef created Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine at affordable prices.
Schiappa's Pasta Pizza & Wings
Schiappa's originated in Lebanon in 1979 with family recipes from Italy and the east coast. Schiappa's prides itself on having the best & most carefully crafted pizza in the area. The biggest as well! Our pizzas are not churned out on a factory line; we know that some people will wait a while for quality. Unlike many pizza parlors, Schiappa's makes its own dough & only uses the freshest ingredients on a daily basis. It's home of the 40" pizza. Check out our website for menu items.
Bull and Bear Grill & Bar
From salads to BBQ to pasta Bull and Bear has it and it's delicious.