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Mchenry County

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.

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Insider Blog

Want the inside scoop? The Insider Blog is your portal to all things McHenry County. When you visit McHenry County, you'll find that exceptional experiences are around every corner.

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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…

Sunflower Fields

If you’re scrolling Instagram in late summer, you will most likely see beautiful fields of sunflowers filling your feed. Want to jump…

Unlocking McHenry County's Water Trails: A Beginner's Guide to Paddling

Nestled within the heart of Northern Illinois, McHenry County stands as a pristine testament to nature's allure, offering an array of…

McHenry County's Best Hikes & Craft Breweries

McHenry County is the perfect destination for nature lovers and craft beer enthusiasts alike. There's no better way to enjoy the beauty…

Hempstock Pharms

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…

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Great Events Happen In McHenry Co.

Looking for ideas? There are thousands of events taking place all year long in McHenry County. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Upcoming Events

Jul 25

Algonquin Founders Days

Ted Spella Park
Jul 25

Camp Pickle Haus

Pickle Haus
Jul 25
Jul 25

Moana Jr

Raue Center for the Arts
Jul 25

Movies in the Park

Woodstock Square Historic Distirct
Jul 25

Pearl Street Market

Pearl Street Market
Jul 25

Quarry Wakeboard Competition

The Quarry Cable Park
Jul 25

Sip N Sunflower

Tom's Farm Market

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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!