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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February 24
The Irish House Party
A spirited celebration of Irish music and dance that's fun for the whole family! Irish music and dance shows often c...read on.
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February 25
An Evening of Percussion
Returning for an amazing sixth straight year, this community fundraiser is always a sellout! The Crystal Lake Strike...read on.
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February 25
Beer, Bacon & Bikes
Check out our 1st Beer, Bacon & Bikes event! Bring your friends on a tour through many of Downtown McHenrys shops and r...read on.
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