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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…

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…

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

Jun 08

Pearl Street Market

Pearl Street Market
Jun 08
Jun 09

Aloha Summer Sunset Celebration

Crystal Lake Main Beach
Jun 09

Lucy's Comedy

Raue Center for the Arts
Jun 09

Open Mic at Stage Left

Stage Left Cafe

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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!