Every February, Groundhog Day revelers from around the world visit Woodstock, Illinois to watch a rodent predict the weather for the coming weeks. This may sound crazy to some, but if you've seen the 90's classic Groundhog Day featuring Bill Murray, you know what we're talking about. The film is based on the annual event hosted in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, but if you make the treck to Pensylvania you will find that it looks nothing like the movie. Tha...READ MORE!
BRAND GUIDELINES & PROMISE STATMENTS
Visit McHenry County, in collaboration with McHenry County, Illinois, and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), has unveiled an all-new brand identity — Naturally McHenry County — that aligns the three entities to better promote the county as a top choice to visit, live and work. Highlighted by gorgeous, natural vistas with miles of rivers, streams and trails, plus innume...READ MORE!
Illinois Office of Tourism Announces 28 New Small Businesses Inducted to the Illinois Made Program
Including 2 McHenry County businesses!
Newest Illinois Made class highlights diverse group of small businesses with goal of generating tourism activity in every corner of Illinois
The Illinois Office of Tourism today announced 28 new small businesses, or ‘Makers’ have been recognized as part of the Illinois Made program. The program recog...READ MORE!
McHenry County comes alive during the holiday season!
Experience the best of it on our Merry McHenry County Holiday Getaway.
We've done all the planning, all you have to do is book your magical holiday getaway to McHenry County, IL.
Arrive and check-in at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake
Visit Downtown Crystal Lake's Santa House to get your wish list taken care of with the big man!
Head to Duke's Alehouse & Kitche...READ MORE!
Conservation District Disc Golf Course at Fel Pro ranked one of the higest in the Chicagoland Area
When McHenry County Conservation District’s new and improved 18-hole Disc Golf Course at Fel Pro Conservation Area in Cary opened in September of 2020, no one could have guessed its immediate growth in popularity.
Based on the UDisc App and website for disc golfers that tracks over 10,000 courses worldwide, Fel-Pro Conservation Area’s...READ MORE!
If you’re scrolling Instagram in late summer, you will most likely see beautiful fields of sunflowers filling your feed. Want to jump on the Insta trend? Well, you’re in luck, McHenry County is home to 4 farms filled with sunflowers for days. Below is a list of our local farms offering sunflower fields, mazes and special events. Always check each of their social media channels before visiting to ensure the blooms are ready as things change quickly based on th...READ MORE!
After the year that was 2020, it’s time to get out and experience it all! That is why we have put together the ultimate Summer 2021 Bucket List so you can get the most out of your summer adventures. This list is packed with outdoor adventures, fun for the family, delicious detours and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive into summer!
Kayak the Nippersink –
Bring your own Kayak or rent from Scull & Oars to experience t...READ MORE!