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 21 - September 25
Woodstock International Film Festival
Replete with award-winning films, the Woodstock International Film Festival has a fantastic lineup of cinema from around...read on.
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September 24 - September 25
Ski Jump Tournament
Ski jumping at its finest! Come watch them fly over our two day event. Admission buttons good for both days. US jumpe...read on.
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September 25
McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market
Save the Date! September 25, 2016 McHenry County Farm Stroll and Market From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. " Free, family-frien...read on.
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