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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 trip. 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 you t...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!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Tacos


Posted on 09/14/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best tacos! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY At La Huerta 5 you can find ...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Pizza


Posted on 09/08/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best pizza joints! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Georgio's Pizza, ...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Family Fun


Posted on 08/24/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best family fun activities and attractions. So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY ...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Fish Sandwiches


Posted on 08/17/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best fish sandwiches! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY You can’t be...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up |Geocache


Posted on 08/10/2020 by  

Cover Photo Credit: Amiee Gricus-Reese, Stephanie Seliga, Aspen Danielle We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best geocaching spots! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Breweries & Distilleries


Posted on 08/03/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best local breweries! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Scorched Earth Bre...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Instagram Spots


Posted on 07/27/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best Instagram spots! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY @visitmchenrycount...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Ice Cream


Posted on 07/20/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best ice cream spots! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Julie Ann’s ...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Outdoor Art


Posted on 07/10/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's must-see outdoor art! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Woods...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Best Picnic Spots


Posted on 07/07/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best picnic spots! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Pleasant V...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Fishing


Posted on 06/26/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's best fishing spots! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip!   VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY ...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Farmers Markets


Posted on 06/22/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's farmers markets! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY The Woodstoc...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Golf


Posted on 06/12/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing eighteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re touring some of the state's top golf courses! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip! VISIT MCHENRY COUNTY Chapel Hill...READ MORE!

Best Donuts in McHenry County


Posted on 06/02/2020 by  

National Donut Day is June 5th, and we are here for it! Whether you like a classic cake donut or long john, McHenry County has a donut shop that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Here is a list of some of the best donut shops in McHenry County, go out and celebrate by visiting each one.    Morkes Chocolates of Huntley | Huntley, IL Most folks visit Morkes for their huge selection of handmade chocolate delights. Since 1920 Morkes Chocolates has made thei...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Hiking & Biking Trails


Posted on 05/22/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re bringing you the state’s top hiking and biking trails! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip!   VISIT MCHENRY COUNT...READ MORE!

Favorite Eats - According to the Locals!


Posted on 05/08/2020 by  

No matter what brings you to McHenry County, outdoor recreation, a cultural experience, shopping or something else, at some point you're going to need to stop for refreshment. And because this is McHenry County, your meal is sure to be one of the highlights.  We have shared which restaurants are the best of the best, but we needed input from the locals to know what to order. Here are 13 local's top 5 restaurants and their go-to order at each. Thank you t...READ MORE!

Mother's Day At Home


Posted on 05/05/2020 by  

Celebrate the mothers in your life and support local business. We know that your Mother's Day festivities may look a little different this year, but we wanted to put together a list of where you can get the best local gifts and to-go brunches to make her feel special.    Brunch at Home 750 Cucina Rustica 7 Jandus Rd Cary, IL 847-829-4993 750cucinarustica.com Family dinner for Four: $109.90 Rustic Italian Salad Penne Vod...READ MORE!

Shop our McHenry County MADE Makers!


Posted on 04/20/2020 by  

We are proud of the fine products, art, foods, drinks and other things made right here in McHenry County! Now is not the time to travel - but you can still explore the best of McHenry County from the comfort of your own home! If you're looking for products like beer, soap or even carry out meals, here are some of our very own McHenry County MADE makers creating the best of the best!   Casting Whimsy 203 Main St | Woodstock, IL Casting Whimsy ...READ MORE!

Take a drive in the country!


Posted on 04/02/2020 by  

McHenry County, IL Scenic Roads The Scenic Roads program was established to recognize both roads and the surrounding features that create their character (the road corridor). The program applies to all roads located in McHenry County, including city streets, residential streets, and rural roads. Completed application forms will be reviewed by the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission consists of representatives from throughout McHenry...READ MORE!

COVID-19 Resource Center


Posted on 03/17/2020 by  

As many businesses begin the initial phases of reopening in McHenry County we ask that you be patient and support them! The owners and staff have had a difficult few months managing through closures and a complete change in how they run their businesses. Here is how you can show your support: 1. Be patient 2. Share your experiences on social media 3. Review these businesses on their social channels and Google 4. Respect the guidelines that have been pu...READ MORE!





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