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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January 30 - January 31
Cross-Country Candlelight Ski
Don't miss your chance to cross-country ski on trails lit only by candlelight! Skiers of every experience level and age ...read on.
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January 31 - February 1
Woodstock Theatre Auditorium To Be Dedicated in Honor of Director/Writer Harold Ramis
An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of Writer/Director Harold Ramis at 10 AM on Saturday, ...read on.
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January 29 - February 2
Groundhog Day
In 1992, Woodstock, Illinois became the backdrop for the movie "Groundhog Day," starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Crystal Lake Holiday Inn

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