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Set beside the largest man-made lake in the state of Illinois, the small city of Carlyle has been attracting outdoorsy types for years. Anglers comes for the bluegill, bass, and peaceful surroundings, whilst sailors and boaters come for the undulating winds, gentle waters, and handy facilities. There’s a lot to do on dry land too. Take in the scenery from General Dean Suspension Bridge, explore Carlyle Lake Bike Trail, or enjoy camping, hiking, watching wildlife, and more at nearby Eldon Hazlet and South Shore state parks.

Things to see

Covering 26,000 acres, Carlyle Lake and the green and leafy parcels that line its banks offer up a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. The Dam East & Spillway and the Dam West areas are both popular spots for boating, fishing, and watersports, and cater to visitors with boat ramps, kid’s playgrounds, and walking trails. If you’re planning to set sail however, West Access Marina will give you a hearty Ahoy. Well-equipped with amenities and docking space, the facility can accommodate vessels all year round. A traditional summertime pastime since the 1950s, Carlyle’s Clinton County Fairgrounds host the area’s biggest annual event. From carnival rides, games, and delicious local food, to agricultural attractions including livestock and machinery, Clinton County Fair offers 7 days of wholesome fun. History buffs will want to snoop about the Clinton County Historical Society Museum. Set within a prim white 1800's home, a trove of artefacts and exhibits provide a comprehensive glimpse through the area’s past.

Hotels in Carlyle

From lakefront rental cabins and quaint B&Bs, to standard chain name accommodation, there’s lots of hotels in Carlyle and its neighboring communities to choose from. The larger full-service lodgings offer guests plenty of convenient amenities, including indoor pools and gymnasiums, and business centers and laundry facilities. Rooms feature all the usual mod-cons, such as cable television, internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators. Many of the hotels in Carlyle also offer complimentary breakfasts and free parking too. Whilst much of the accommodation in the area comes moderately priced, camping makes for an even thriftier stay.

Where to stay

Wherever your hotel in Carlyle, the city’s small size keeps most things a pleasant walk or bike ride away. The Carlyle Lake Bike Trail is a great way to find your bearings, with a tour of the area’s farmland and wetlands, as well the historic city itself. Dotted along U.S Highway 50 or Franklin Street, you’ll find an eclectic smattering of local businesses, where you can grab a bite to eat or pick up your bait and tackle. If you want to stay in the great outdoors itself, look to nearby Eldon Hazlet State Park. Spanning 3,000 acres of natural lakeside recreational space, it provides both well-equipped campsites and rental cabins.

How to get to Carlyle

Situated 62 miles away from Carlyle, Lambert-St. Louis International is the city’s nearest major airport. It’s well connected to most major hubs in the United States, and serves destinations including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York, with flights to Toronto too. Slightly closer by at 30 miles away, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport offers connections to Orlando through Allegiant Air. If you’re driving in, Carlyle is easily accessible thanks to the nearby Interstate highways. Interstate 70 runs north, Interstate 64 runs to south, whilst interstate 57 runs to the east.