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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July 23
Steakhouse 101
Learn how to prepare and cook steak at home like the famous steakhouses. This class will show how to choose the right cu...read on.
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July 15 - July 24
McHenry Fiesta Days
One of the oldest and largest summer festivals in Chicagoland, this year's Fiesta Days will feature music from Modern Da...read on.
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July 22 - July 24
Lakefest 2016
Lakefest 2016 at Water Tower Park promises to be the best one yet. Come and bring your friends and out of town guests fo...read on.
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Crystal Lake Holiday Inn


McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

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