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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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McHenry County Wedding Guide

Unveiling 2024’s Hottest Trends & Dream Venues With an uncommon blend of urban and rural, McHenry County is the perfect place to…

Vintage Shop Hop

Exploring McHenry County: Your Guide to the 2024 Vintage Shop Hop. Mark your calendars for March 1 & 2, 2024, and prepare for the BEST…

Studio D Jewelers Unveils a Modernized Shopping Haven

Studio D Jewelers, a cherished gem in Woodstock, IL's Historic Downtown Square, has undergone a stunning transformation. Established…

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…

McHenry County's Top Coffee Shops

Hey there, coffee aficionados and caffeine enthusiasts! If you're on the hunt for the best coffee shops in McHenry County, you're…

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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

Feb 23

Afternoon Tea: Date Night

Casting Whimsy
Feb 23

Library Lovers Expedition 2024

Libraries in McHenry County
Feb 23

Mamma Mia - A Movie Sing Along

Woodstock Opera House
Feb 23

Miller Point Park Ice Skating

Miller Point Park
Feb 23

Native Gardens

Raue Center for the Arts
Feb 24

Live Music at Rush Creek Distilling

Rush Creek Distilling

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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!