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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August 26
LUREC Farm Stand
Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting our weekly farm stand at LUREC. Drive onto our campus and follow t...read on.
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August 27
Author EM Kaplan
EM Kaplan returns with the newest book in her snarky Josie Tucker mystery series. A stalker. A liar. A dead man. ...read on.
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August 27
Breakfast Club Ride
Enjoy a slow-paced, scenic ride through McHenry County (weather permitting). Any paced rider is welcome as well as any b...read on.
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