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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April 24
Ladies Night Out
Ladies Night Out happens twice a year -- Spring and Fall. Ladies -- bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfri...read on.
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April 26
Blues Jam with Shunnalo Brown
Have you ever been to Buddy Guys Legends in downtown Chicago? Do you like live music and blues jams? Why make the commu...read on.
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April 26
Earth Day Celebration 2014
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