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Richland County Recreation

Attractions

Olney's White Squirrels

Olney

For more than 100 years, Olney area has been home to the largest known population of white squirrels. The best viewing spots are Olney City Park, Millers Grove and several residential neighborhoods with mature trees and feeding stations. Look for them in the early morning hours when they are most active.


618/395-7302
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Richland County Fair

Olney

July 4-14, 2013


618/863-2606

The All American Picnic, formerly known as the Starlight Festival

Rotary Park, Olney

Held on third Saturday in July and hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Richland County. A lighted boat parade on East Fork Lake. Food, disk golf, family activities, entertainment and a lighted boat parade at dusk.



White Squirrel Saddle Club

Olney

Coming Soon. For more information call 618-869-2026


618/869-2026
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Boating and Fishing

Borah Lake

Olney

Located north of Olney, Borah Lake features shoreline fishing and boating.


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East Fork Lake

N. Silver and Millers Grove Rd., Olney

This 934-acre lake located north of Olney has 33 miles of shoreline and offers fishing, water-skiing and other family activities.


618/395-7302

Vernor Lake

Olney

Adjacent to the Richland Country Club, on Rt. 130, Vernor offers fishing and small boating.


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Golf

East Fork Par 3

5636 E. Branchwood Lane, Olney

Open: Call for available dates

9 hole Par 3 course, driving range and 18 hole miniature golf.


618/395-3505

Richland Country Club

5499 N. IL 130, Olney

Open: Call for tee times and available dates.

Clubhouse, cart rental, driving range

18 Holes, open seasonally, semi private - non-members at times. 6,156 yards from the tips.


618/395-1661
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White Squirrel Mini Golf

701 N West St, Olney


618/395-1305
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Hunting

Buckhorn Wildlife Preserve

1643 N Higgin Switch Rd, Noble

A cabin that will accommodate 6 individuals is available for hunters, business meetings, family reunions or weekend get-a-ways.

More than 700 acres of prime deer hunting. GPS - 38 37.731' W088 10.031'


618/723-2361

Fox Creek Outfitters

5371 Fox Rd., Olney

Located in one of the country's top states for producing Trophy Whitetail Deer, along with the Eastern Wild Turkey. Situated on privately owned land, the cabin is surrounded by hardwood timber, river bottoms, and rich farm fields. Fox Creek offers guided and non-guided deer hunts each season. Several cabins are available for hunters.


618/392-2124
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Pine Lodge Outfitters

4830 E. Wayne Lane, Parkersburg

Two lodges available for hunters. Both sleeping 4-8 hunters and have fully equipped kitchens, multiple bathrooms, and family rooms with TVs.

Guided bow hunts with hunting grounds in Richland and Edwards counties. Lodging is included. A minimum of 4 hunters per hunt is required.


618/442-5372

Ridge Outfitting

555 N IL 130, Parkersburg

Hunts at Ridge Outfitting are semi-guided. A typical five-day hunt will include six days on the property. Five nights of lodging at a local motel are included. The first day will be spent meeting your guide, going over the rules, the hunting areas, boundaries of these areas, what has been seen in these areas, and setting up your stand. The other five days will be hunting days.


618/393-2913
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Motor Sports



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Movie Theaters

Arcadia Cinema

230 E. Main St., Olney

Open: Open 7 days a week

3 Screens, 600 Seats


618/392-3000
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Parks

Bird Haven, Robert Ridgway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary

Olney

Located on the southern side of East Fork Lake, at Millers Grove, this site is a living tribute to Robert Ridgway, naturalist, scientist, artist and author.

A walking trail allows visitors' to view over 50 different varieties of trees, fauna and wildlife. A world-renowned man, Dr. Ridgway was an authority in the field of ornithology with the Smithsonian Institute.


618/395-7302

Millers Grove

Olney

Adjacent to Bird Haven, this park offers fishing, picnic shelters, and a playground.


618/395-7302

Musgrove Park

Olney

The Musgrove Park features an aquatic center complete with water slide, basketball courts, a playground and soccer fields.


618/395-7302
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Noble City Park

Noble

Features ball diamonds, picnic shelters and a playground.


618/723-2212

Olney City Park

305 N. West St., Olney

This beautiful park, in the heart of Olney, features tennis courts, picnic shelters, a community building and ball diamonds. It is one of the best places to spot the town's unusual white squirrels.


618/395-7302
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Rotary Park

Kiwanis Road, Olney

Located on the north side of East Fork Lake. Playground Equipment, VITA path (Fitness/exercise trail) and Disc Golf! (A.K.A. Frisbee Golf) Bring your own Frisbee or Discs or they can be purchased at Wal-Mart. Fun for the entire family or the serious enthusiast! Also, offering opportunities for you to fish, picnic and boat.


618/395-7302
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Spas

Serinity Escape Day Spa

314 East Chestnut Street, Olney

"Where It's All About You!" Serenity Escape Day Spa & Salon is a full service Salon & Day Spa offering Body Therapies, Facials, Massage Therapies, Makeup Application, Manicures & Pedicures. Read more: http://www.myspace.com/serenity_escape#ixzz10GpIHem3 or on www.facebook.com/ Serenity Escape Day Spa


618/393-4247
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State Parks



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Wineries

Berryville Vineyards

1910 N. Prairieton Rd., Berryville

Open: Saturdays Noon to 5:00 PM and by Appointment

Somewhere nestled between Mulberry Hill and the town of Berryville, lies a place called Berryville Vineyards. Here we harmonize with nature to cultivate premium wine grapes. Only hand selected, sun-ripened fruit from our own vineyard becomes Berryville wine. All our wines are 100% Estate Grown & Bottled, ensuring you the finest quality.

Berryville Vineyards features handcrafted fruit and grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes as well as raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries grown on site. Visitors are welcome anytime (by appointment other than Saturdays) to enjoy the peaceful nature of Berryville Vineyards. Walk through the mature oak forests, picnic in the vineyards or wade in the creek. Escape to the seclusion of the country and relax.


618/456-2335
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Fox Creek Vinyards

5502 N. Fox Rd., Olney

Open: Fri. - Sat.10 am - 6 pm; Sun. 1 pm - 6 pm; and by appointment

Fox Creek Vineyards Company is a small, family owned and operated winery with their own modest vineyard and is located in the Southeastern Illinois countryside amid the low rolling hills of the old orchard country of Richland county.

They have fine Hand-Crafted Wine in the Traditional Styles of the Old Masters.

Tastings and tours are available.


618/392-0418
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