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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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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…

McHenry County Festival Guide

great events happen in mchenry county Looking for McHenry County's best summer events? Well you're in luck, we are home to some of…

McHenry County Farmers Markets

they're a big deal You might not know it, but McHenry County has some of the best farmers markets in the state - literally. We're…

Coffee Shops of McHenry County

As you make your way through McHenry County you will find a breadth of small businesses that are thriving! One of the largest categories of…

Summer Date Night at The Dole

Last month my husband and I enjoyed a date night at the first ever Music Under the Trees at The Dole. The Ravinia-style concert at the front…

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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

Aug 09

Concerts in the Park

Crystal Lake Main Beach
Aug 10

Niko's Farmers Market

7509 South Grant Highway, Marengo IL, 60152
Aug 12

Afternoon Tea

Casting Whimsy
Aug 12

SEMPLE Band Live at The Quarry

5517 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake IL, 60014
Aug 12

Water-Ski Show

Wonder Center Beach

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OUR BACKYARD

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.

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Fun

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!