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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September 4
First Friday Concerts
Nippersink Rogues, Tom Steffens and Mike Knauf, have been performing together for more than 25 years. They entertain aud...read on.
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September 4
SUMMER SUNSET 5K FUN RUN / 2-MILE WALK
This 5K (3.1 Mile) Fun Run / 2 mile walk course will be flat and fast with no need to worry about hills. The Friday even...read on.
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September 5 - September 6
Art Fair at the Dole
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park is hosting its Annual Art Fair. The event will be held on September 5th & 6th, on the grounds ...read on.
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Woodstock Opera House


McHenry Riverwalk District

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Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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