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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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How to Autumn Drive:

Take a drive in the country and put this address in your GPS: 3600 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock It’s the best place to start your…

Explore the Colors of Autumn

Fall colors are beginning to reach their peak throughout McHenry County and Northern Illinois. To experience the best of them we suggest…

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…

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…

Hikes & Hops

Is there anything more refreshing than a cold craft beer after experiencing the beauty of nature? McHenry County is home to many great…

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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!

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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!