Outdoor recreation in retirement, Retire in Centralia, Illinois, The Best Place to Retire

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If your retirement includes golf, tennis, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and biking,
Centralia has it and more.

Lake Centralia offers 412 acres of fun for skiing, fishing, swimming or just a relaxing cruse. Homes and home sites are available for year round living or a summer cottage.

With 20 miles of shoreline, Raccoon Lake with its speed restrictions offers a fisherman's paradise with bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.

Just 20 minutes from Centralia, Carlyle Lake is the largest manmade lake in Illinois. Ideal not only for fishing and water sports, if also offers beautiful sailing waters. It was host for the 1994 US Olympic Festival Sailing Competition and offers sail boat racing almost every weekend throughout the summer. Bird watchers can view bald eagles, blue herons, as well as numerous species of shorebirds and songbirds.

Rend Lake is just 30 minutes south of Centralia and besides boating and fishing, offers horseback riding, 7 camping areas, trails and overnight cottages.

 

Both Rend Lake and Carlyle Lake offer exceptional sites for RV's. For the avid hunter, game available includes duck, goose, quail, wild turkey and deer all within a short driving distance.

 
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