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Welcome to

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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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…

Experience Holiday Magic at the McHenry Outdoor Theatre

McHenry Outdoor Theater, the beloved cinematic haven nestled under the starry skies, has exciting news for its dedicated fan base. Owner…

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…

Top 10 Burger Joints

Welcome to a juicy journey through McHenry County, Illinois, where burger cravings meet their match. Whether you're a die-hard burger…

Illinois Made Makers 2023

Illinois Made Program Welcomes Diverse Class of Small Businesses, Showcasing the Heart of McHenry County's Craftsmanship Governor JB…

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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

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Christmas On The Prairie

Steel Heart, Ltd. - House of Seven Gables
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Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

108 N Walkup Ave, Crystal Lake IL 60014
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Festival of Trees

McHenry Recreation Center
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Happy Holiday Railway

Illinois Railway Museum
Dec 03

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Woodstock Square Historic Distirct
Dec 03

Legend of the Pickle Scavenger Hunt

Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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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!