Looking to have some fun? McHenry County is full of recreational opportunities as diverse as our population, from our family-friendly trails to out-of-the-box recreational areas, festivals, and live entertainment spots. Plus, roadways and Metra Rail lines to major metro areas like Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Rockford make it easy to be in the city within an hour or so. But in between the metropolitan amenities, you’ll find quiet moments of peace and solitude, whether you’re hiking the trails, casting a line on the Fox River, or hand-picking freshly grown produce from a farm stand. When you make McHenry County your home, you’ll find that culture, connectivity, and wide-open spaces are just part of the value — and a way of life.
Discover McHenry County's Best Summer Festivals
Discover the best summer festivals in McHenry County! From family-friendly events to perfect night-outs with friends, we have it all. Let us…
Explore the Best Farmers Markets in McHenry County, IL
When it comes to farmers markets, McHenry County has it all. With a variety of markets scattered throughout the area, there's something…
A Guide to Strawberry Picking in McHenry County: Tips & Tricks
McHenry County's strawberry season peaks in early to mid-June, lasting only a few weeks due to high demand. With numerous pick-your-own…
Visit the Volo Museum
If you’re looking for a fun, indoor activity for your family, look no further than the Volo Museum. Located in nearby Volo, this…
Stacy McCaskill’s eyes lit up as she told the story of her farm’s beginnings. She and her wife, Dr. Ronda DeVold, DVM, had…
Crystal Lake Park District Concerts in the Park-Crystal Lake Community Band(instrumental)Crystal Lake Main Beach
Crystal Lake Park District Concerts in the Park-Crystal Lake Community Band(instrumental)
50% Off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday's
FDL Farmer's Market
Kishwaukee Taproom Trivia Wednesdays
Pearl Street Market
SLC - Trivia Night - Pub Trivia USA
For All Seasons!
The gorgeous, open-air spaces around McHenry County are more than just summer destinations — in fact, you can enjoy our great outdoors year-round!