Welcome to McHenry County, Illinois

Located in the northwest region of Chicagoland, McHenry County offers a change of pace from the urban environment. With easy access via I-90, the county is an exciting, diverse and beautiful region. From galleries to ski jumps, museums to golfing, all can be found inside McHenry County. Follow the county roads through McHenry County.

Over 30 communities offer year-round recreational activities including hiking, biking and exploring over 20,000 acres of conservation land as well as all or part of 3 state parks and natural areas. Abundant water recreation is available on the Fox River as it winds its way through the eastern portion of the county. Family friendly attractions and events welcome visitors in all seasons and the arts abound throughout McHenry County.

Quaint downtown districts of our communities offer history and specialty shopping with vibrant main streets filled with antique shops, unique finds, distinctive fashions and a variety of dining. A diverse choice of lodging is available throughout the county from full service hotels to charming B&B's.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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January 22 - February 14
Tenderly: the Rosemary Clooney Musical
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical Based on the life of Rosemary Clooney by Janet Yates & Mark Friedman Jan 2...read on.
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February 14
Valentine's Day Love Nature Celebration
Spend Valentine's Day afternoon with your loved ones, while celebrating your love of nature! Join us for a special perf...read on.
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February 17
Party with your co-op at Duke's
Good, local food for a good cause! Join Food Shed Co-op upstairs at Duke's for an All You Can Eat Buffet Featuring Sl...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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