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 3
Winter Explorations
Stop by anytime or stay for the whole three hours as we provide you and your children stations for exploring winter's wo...read on.
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January 17
Mediterranean Cuisine
Explore, prepare and taste 'The Heart Healthy Eating Plan' through Mediterranean cuisine and wines from the region....read on.
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January 29
Food & Wine Pairing - Cult Wines of California
Taste and enjoy the 'Cult Wines' of Materra Vineyards, Napa Valley, California. Owned by local residents the Cunats, thi...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

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Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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