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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March 26
Woodstock Folk Festival
Please join us for the 6th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational on Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017, beginning at...read on.
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March 27
LAB Series: Mechanics of Love by Dipika Guha
A fanciful romantic comedy. In a mythical European city pressed up against a communist state, it is natural that the ...read on.
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November 1 - March 31
Indoor Winter Spin Classes
Bike Haven Indoor Spin Classes are starting up!!Classes will be held every Tuesday and Saturday from then on until weath...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

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Crystal Lake

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