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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October 31
Trunk or Treat
Area businesses create a safe venue for young and old! Some may call it "high density treats"...we call it fun!...read on.
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November 1
Dúo del Sol at the Woodstock Opera House
Fans and critics agree: Dúo del Sol's music is "phenomenal", "incredible", and "masterful"! Violinist Javier Orman and g...read on.
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November 2
Panting for Paws 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun Run
Your participation in the Panting for Paws annual race does more than keep our doors open, or put nourishing food into h...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Virtual Brochure Rack
Trail of Terror
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