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Top Rated Disk Golf Course

Posted on 09/14/2021 by  

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!

Sunflower Fields

Posted on 07/02/2021 by  

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!

Summer Bucket List 2021

Posted on 05/27/2021 by  

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!

Strawberry Picking | McHenry County, IL

Posted on 05/20/2021 by  

In McHenry County, strawberries typically peak in early to mid-June and typically last only a few weeks due to popularity. We are lucky to have a wide variety of farms that offer pick-your-own strawberries, so we want to give you a few tips and tricks to make the most out of your visit.  Walk carefully in the strawberry fields so that you do not damage plants or fruit along the edge of the row.   Only pick berries that are fully red.  Grasp ...READ MORE!

Seasonal Guide to Fresh Produce

Posted on 04/26/2021 by  

McHenry County is home to so many unique farms and farmers markets. Unlike grocery stores though, fresh produce is only available during certain times of the year. Explore the guide below to discover where and when you can pick and purchase the freshest produce straight from the growers. Looking to shop our farmers markets? Click HERE to see all of the farmers markets that call McHenry County home.    Asparagus –      &...READ MORE!

Beauty Blooms at Richardson Farm's Tulip Festival

Posted on 04/23/2021 by  

Tips to enjoy your visit - by O the Places We Go   Did you hear? Tulips are coming to McHenry County!  Richardson Farm in Spring Grove is debuting the first ever Tulip Festival. This is HUGE considering no one else in the Chicagoland area has done anything like this. The Richardson Farm is no stranger to fun – every year they open their doors to their Fall Adventure Farm with the World’s Largest Corn Maze. During the wint...READ MORE!

Hikes & Hops

Posted on 03/22/2021 by  

Is there anything more refreshing than a cold craft beer after experiencing the beauty of nature? McHenry County is home to many great things but these two complement each other. Whether you are a local looking to experience your community and the beauty that surrounds it, or a visitor looking for the best kept-secrets of McHenry County, this is a list to get you started.  Cary Ale House & Brewing | Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area  3.4 mil...READ MORE!

Tulip Fest coming to Richardson Farm this spring

Posted on 03/15/2021 by  

  Their bright red parkas popping against a backdrop of sunlit snow on a chilly, early March afternoon, George and Wendy Richardson pointed toward a northwesterly field on their 500-acre farm.  Soon enough, that sea of melting snow will give way to brilliant oranges, deep reds, bright pinks, purples, yellows and golds as the 300,000 tulip bulbs planted there begin to emerge.  Thirty different varieties with names like Apricot Impression, Golde...READ MORE!

Socially Distanced Spring Break

Posted on 02/19/2021 by  

Looking for a supremely fun, safe, socially distanced Spring Break road trip? We have a few ideas for you! Nothing beats the winter blues like loading up the car and hitting the road for some springtime family fun. McHenry County has the perfect balance of vast nature experiences and all the comforts of home so that everyone can have an enjoyable getaway.  Where to stay:   The Holiday Inn Chicago Northwest Crystal Lake is ready to welcome y...READ MORE!

Valentines Day | McHenry County Made

Posted on 02/11/2021 by  

We have had one heck of a year, so let’s show the ones we love some love. Valentine’s Day is typically roses and chocolates, but we have some suggestions for you to get for your sweetie and support local businesses while you’re at it. From seasonal favorites from McHenry County breweries to hand-made sweets and soaps, to things to do on Valentine’s Day, there is a little something for everyone and they’re all McHenry County MADE! Luxuriou...READ MORE!

Winter Adventures

Posted on 12/29/2020 by  

Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer. Whether it’s sledding with the family, ice fishing with friends, or hiking a candlelight trail there are winter activities and outdoor recreation for everyone.  Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing & Winter Hiking | Map The McHenry County Conservation District offers two weekends of candlelight cross-country...READ MORE!

Holiday Sweets for the Family

Posted on 12/08/2020 by  

Holiday lights are twinkling throughout McHenry County and thousands of people are out and exploring the beauty. But we all know that road trips require sweets. That is why we put together a list of all of the best places to get hot chocolate, ice cream, and chocolates to make your adventures complete. These independently owned small businesses need our help right now, so give them a call and order for curbside pickup to enjoy while you’re out!    H...READ MORE!

2020 Shop Local Gift Guide

Posted on 11/19/2020 by  

The holidays are upon us, and with COVID-19 still affecting our daily lives, the many small businesses throughout McHenry County need our help. The best way to show some love to local small businesses is to grab unique gifts for everyone in your life. From the most popular new toys to gifts for craft beer lovers and fun stocking stuffers you will find some of the best gift ideas right here.    Gifts for Kids: These gifts will be at the top of Santa Cl...READ MORE!

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