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 27 - November 29
Annual Holiday Open House
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House - Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27th, 28th and 29th from 10am - 5pm. W...read on.
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November 29
Firkin Tappin & Live Music at Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company
Join Chain O'Lakes Brewing Company in the Taproom on Saturday Nov 28 for live music by Genevieve Heyward, food by Jimmyb...read on.
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December 4
Festival of Trees
We've got Santa's arrival, the lighting of the trees, and the holiday spirit all wrapped up! When Santa arrives at 6:00...read on.
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Loyola's Retreat & Ecology Campus

McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Virtual Brochure Rack
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