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Lawrence County Recreation

Attractions

Chestnut Festival

Saint Francisville

First weekend of October

  • Family entertainment galore!


618/948-2249
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Dorney's Pumpkin Patch

RR2 Box 14, Lawrenceville

Open: In October open Saturdays for activities 12-5 and Sunday 1 -4, evening for sales through the week.

Pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, squash.

Hayrides, hay mazes, beanbag toss, corn maze, gold mine, gourd slingshot, corn box, choo-choo train, many other activities. One admission for all activities.

Directions: 2 miles east of Lawrenceville on Business Route 50, turn right at the radio station.


618/943-2699
618/943-9600

Lawrence County Fair

Sumner

July 30th to August 6th, 2011


618/943-5018
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Lincoln Heritage Trail State Monument

Illinois Rte. 33 in Westport, Lawrenceville

The Lincoln Heritage Trail begins in the heart of the Wabash Valley in Westport Illinois, just across from Vincennes Indiana, where a monument commemorates the Lincoln family's move from Indiana to Illinois in 1830.


618/943-3516
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Strawberry & Arts Fest

12th & State, Lawrenceville

Lawrence County Strawberry & Art Festival will be held on May 28th, 2011 in downtown Lawrenceville. For more information call 618-943-2116.


618/943-2116

Wabash Cannonball Bridge

St. Francisville Road, Saint Francisville

Make the famous Wabash Cannonball Bridge, just north of St. Francisville, a "must" on your next trip! The clack-clack of wooden planks and clear view of the Wabash River below make for an exciting ride.



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Wabash Valley Soaring Association

Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport Route 4 Lawrenceville, IL 62439, Lawrenceville

Open: Someone is at the field on the weekends.

Wabash Valley Soaring Association is one of the largest glider clubs in our Bi-State area with over 40 members and 17 gliders. It is still an upcoming and growing club.
To Learn more about how to become a member or just learn more about sailplanes call or come for a visit.


618/943-5857
618/584-3328
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Boating and Fishing

Red Hills State Park

1100 N. & 400 E., RR 2, Box 252A, Sumner

104 Sites, Electric, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Phone, Dump Station

In southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 948-acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. It's the perfect setting for natural relaxation and outdoor activities. The sparkling 40-acre lake is ideal for fishing and boating. This 950-acre state park offers hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting and boating.

The park is an important historical crossroad, representing the western most edge of the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the United States.

Red Hills features many outdoor activities. Fishing and boating, hunting, hiking and horse trails as well as camping are available for all. A recent addition to the park is a log cabin available for visitors to rent on a nightly basis.

In addition, the park is the home to the Trace Inn Restaurant, with lunch and dinner and daily specials, Tuesday - Sunday.


618/936-2469
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Wabash River - Russellville

Elm St., Russelville

Boat ramp on East Elm Street.



Wabash River - St. Francisville

Saint Francisville

Visitors to Lawrence County can also enjoy an afternoon on the Wabash entering the river at St. Francisville on East Main Street. Parking is available for boat trailers.


618/948-2335
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Golf

Cedarbrook Golf

Hwy. 50 (RR#3 Box 335), Sumner

Open: Open March October. Call for available dates.

Nine Hole Par 3 Golf Course with lighted driving range.
Come try out our NEW Miniature Golf Course with a 6 foot elevation and fountains. Located just West of the 4-H fairgrounds on US 50.


618/936-9393

Lawrence County Country Club

Rt. 2 (West of L'ville just off of US 50), Lawrenceville

Open: Call for tee times and available dates.

Clubhouse, cart rental

9 holes, open seasonally, semi-private-non members at certain times, cart rental, clubhouse. 6,252 yards from the tips.


618/943-2011
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Hunting

Hasewinkle Outdoors

RR #1, PO Box 890 , Sumner

Located South of Sumner on 400 N, exit blacktop and go west 1/2 mile. Southeastern Illinois’ best kept secret. The Hasewinkle family would like to invite you to a hunting experience you will long remember. Hasewinkle Outdoors offers trophy Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey hunting adventures on nearly 3000 privately owned acres in Lawrence and Richland counties. We have farmed and hunted this land for over 50 years.


618.936.2278
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Red Hills State Park

1100 N. & 400 E., RR 2, Box 252A, Sumner

104 Sites, Electric, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Phone, Dump Station

In southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 948-acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. It's the perfect setting for natural relaxation and outdoor activities. The sparkling 40-acre lake is ideal for fishing and boating. This 950-acre state park offers hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting and boating.

The park is an important historical crossroad, representing the western most edge of the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the United States.

Red Hills features many outdoor activities. Fishing and boating, hunting, hiking and horse trails as well as camping are available for all. A recent addition to the park is a log cabin available for visitors to rent on a nightly basis.

In addition, the park is the home to the Trace Inn Restaurant, with lunch and dinner and daily specials, Tuesday - Sunday.


618/936-2469
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Motor Sports



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Movie Theaters



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Parks

Lanterman Park

Park Ave. and 1st St., Bridgeport

Features the original office of Dr. Schrader and Pepple School, a one-room schoolhouse, both built in the late 1800s. The park also includes a shelter house, baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts and a playground.


618/945-7323

Lawrenceville City Park

Lawrenceville

The park features a swimming pool, playground, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts as well as picnic shelters and a walking track.


618/943-2116

St. Francisville Park

Saint Francisville

A playground and baseball diamonds await visitors.


618/948-2335

Sumner City Park

Sumner

Located on the east side of Sumner, the park features a ball diamond, picnic shelter and playground.


618/936-2415

Wisnick Park

8th & Ash Street, Lawrenceville

A playground, BMX dirt track and baseball diamond for all to enjoy.


618-943-2116
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Spas



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State Parks

Red Hills State Park

1100 N. & 400 E., RR 2, Box 252A, Sumner

104 Sites, Electric, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Phone, Dump Station

In southeastern Illinois midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on U.S. 50, Red Hills is a carefully preserved and maintained 948-acres of high wooded hills, deep ravines, captivating meadows and year-round springs. It's the perfect setting for natural relaxation and outdoor activities. The sparkling 40-acre lake is ideal for fishing and boating. This 950-acre state park offers hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting and boating.

The park is an important historical crossroad, representing the western most edge of the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the United States.

Red Hills features many outdoor activities. Fishing and boating, hunting, hiking and horse trails as well as camping are available for all. A recent addition to the park is a log cabin available for visitors to rent on a nightly basis.

In addition, the park is the home to the Trace Inn Restaurant, with lunch and dinner and daily specials, Tuesday - Sunday.


618/936-2469
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Robeson Hills Nature Preserve

Lawrenceville

The topography is rugged and challenging. Trails have been established and an interpretive pamphlet is available.

From jct. Hwys. 1 and 50 in Lawrenceville, take Hwy. 50 east 8 mi. to the Business Route 50 interchange, then turn and go south and southeast 2.1 mi., then turn and go northeast 1.6 mi. on Hwy. 33. The nature preserve is west of the road. Part is on the north side of Hwy. 50 and is accessible from the rest stop on the westbound lane of Hwy. 50

Robeson Hills is a 120-acre remnant of mesic upland forest of the Southern Upland Section of the Wabash Border Natural Division. The preserve is part of a 545 acre outdoor laboratory and environmental education site managed by Vincennes University. The area is located on Robeson Hills, a prominent topographic feature of the Wabash River bottomlands. The rugged terrain is characterized by narrow flat-topped ridges, steep slopes, and deep ravines. These features not only provide diverse habitats, but help to protect them as well. The most significant feature of the preserve is a beech-maple forest on dissected, deep loess deposits overlooking the Wabash River. Other important canopy species include ash, tulip tree, oaks, basswood, and hickories. Woodland wildflowers are abundant. Robeson Hills also has significant archeological and historical features; shell middens of an Archaic Indian culture occur on the river bluffs.


812/882-335
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Wineries

Lasata Winery L.L.C.

RR 2 Box 64B Highway 33 (GPS N38° 41' 58.80", w87° 31' 48.96"), Westport

Open: Open Tuesday - Sunday 12-5 PM Central time

Free wine tasting & tours. All wines produced from our vineyards . Peaceful setting & outdoor seating area one mile north of Westport on Highway 33

Lasata is an Indian word meaning a place of peace. Our winery is located in a peaceful wooded setting near Robeson Hills across the Wabash River from Vincennes, Indiana, one mile north of Westport, Illinois, on scenic highway 33. It is a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. Visit the gift shop and choose from a variety of wine related items plus customized gift baskets for any occasion. You may also call the winery to schedule your very own private tasting, or call us to schedule your next catered event. Lasata Wines L.L.C. creates a variety of wines, including a Sweet Blush, Dry White, Dry Red, and Sweet Whites all of which are available to enjoy at the winery. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lasatawines

Lasata Winery Brochure (pdf)


618/884-1200
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