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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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Top 10 Things to do This Winter!

1. Volo Museum The Volo Museum is the area's best indoor family attraction - perfect for gear-heads, car collectors, Hollywood fanatics…

Valentines Day | McHenry County Made

Let’s show the ones we love some love with unique gifts only found in McHenry County. Valentine’s Day is typically roses and…

Winter Adventures

Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer…

McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail

The new McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail is now live, so make your plans to get to all 11 participating locations! We (Jay and Leah from…

Top 10 Ice Cream Shops

We all scream for ICE CREAM! Here are our top 10 favorite places to get an ice-cold treat! Whether you’re a fan of a classic…

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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!


Groundhog Day The Movie

Woodstock Theater - Classic Cinemas

Walking Tour of Filming Sites

Woodstock Opera House

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Groundhog Day The Movie

Woodstock Theater - Classic Cinemas
Feb 05

Walking Tour of Filming Sites

Woodstock Opera House
Feb 05

Woodstock Groundhog Days

Woodstock Square Historic Distirct
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Football Snack Stadium

Lake in the Hills Village Hall

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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!