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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March 7
Green Thumb - Starting From Seed
Learn how to start vegetables from seed in your home. This saves money and opens up a world of vegetable varieties not ...read on.
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January 10 - March 8
Only Owls
Traveling Art Exhibit. Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an ...read on.
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March 7 - March 8
Festival of the Sugar Maples
March 7 & 8 and 14 & 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. "Hear how maple syrup was made hundreds of years ago& "Discover how ma...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Explore Americas Largest Railway Museum

Virtual Brochure Rack
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