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 4 - May 23
Exploring the Midwest through Woodblock Printmaking
**Artist reception** Sunday, April 2, 13 p.m. Growing up near a state park in northern Illinois fed Alfred Starks ...read on.
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March 4 - May 28
Hiking McHenry County a selection of photographs by Frank Freimuth
Frank Freimuth's photographic journey has lasted for 45 years, from high school to the present and from Kodak film to th...read on.
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June 11
Artful Women presents Susanna Rich
"Shakespeares *itches: The Women Talk Back" A poetry musical from the points of view of Shakespeares female charact...read on.
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Crystal Lake Holiday Inn

McHenry Riverwalk District

Outdoor Recreation

Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Virtual Brochure Rack
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