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!
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!
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!
1. Norge Ski Club – International Winter Tournament
January 29 & 30, 2022
At the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, the party’s been going on for more than 110 years. This 150-foot ski jump rises high above the Fox River and offers a year-round training facility and competition venue for world-class athletes.
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2. Volo Auto Museum
27582 W. ...READ MORE!
When the Richardson family sat down to brainstorm the theme for this year's gigantic corn maze, it wasn't an easy task. After all, the last three mazes each set new attendance records by celebrating the Chicago Cubs World Series, Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup and Star Trek's 50th Anniversary.
They finally selected Illinois' Bicentennial, honoring the 200th anniversary of the state's founding. Once that was done, the design came na...READ MORE!
Beyond the gifts under the tree, part of what makes Christmas special are the family traditions involving the tree. Sure, you could bring up an artificial tree from the basement, but you can also visit a Christmas tree farm, smell the holiday scents of pine and balsam, maybe take a wagon ride to the distant corners of an orderly pine forest and choose exactly the right tree to serve as the centerpiece of your holiday decor. Fact is, we harvest more Christmas t...READ MORE!