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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November 7 - November 23
The Mikado
A year before the action of this opera begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado of Japan, fled his father's imperial court t...read on.
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November 28 - November 30
Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall Annual Holiday Open House
The Volo Antique Malls and Mercantile Mall invite you our annual "Holiday Open House" November 28th, 29th, and 30th from...read on.
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November 30
Free Pony Rides with Santa
Come see Santa take and pony ride! Enjoy Hot Chocolate and Cookies! Event is Free but we will be collecting voluntary d...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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