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.

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July 31
A Trip Through the Burgundy Region in France
Experience firsthand the wines and foods of this region. Learn simple French Cooking techniques that will stick with you...read on.
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August 1
First Friday Concerts-The Diego Alanso Flamenco Ensemble
Join us on the first Friday of each month this summer for an evening of music and nature. Bring a picnic dinner to enj...read on.
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August 1
the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents: A Night of Light with Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher
On Friday, August 1st at 8:00pm, two local Christian artists, Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher, will perform in the L...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

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Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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