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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March 16 - April 28
Sampler Series
The McHenry County Historical Society kicks off its annual Sampler Series Monday, March 16, with a topic that is sure ...read on.
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May 1
Stories for a Spring Evening
Celebrate spring with the Conservation District and McHenry County Storytelling Guild! Bring family and friends for an e...read on.
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November 1 - May 2
Huntley Indoor Farmers Market
Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month to continue enjoying your favorite farmers market items through the long winte...read on.
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McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Explore Americas Largest Railway Museum

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