Best reasons to visit Tom's Sunflower Maze in Huntley!

Sunflowers are synonymous with summer especially in the Chicagoland area. These summer blooms are always guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day, and that’s why our summer isn’t complete without a visit to a sunflower field. Thankfully the McHenry County area is home to many options, and Tom’s Sunflower…

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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 lawn of the Dole Mansion was the perfect way to ring in the summer. Located near Main Beach in Crystal Lake, The Dole made for an amazing setting: twinkling…

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Vegan Eating in McHenry County

From our friends at Dining Duster Blog: During a press trip to McHenry County, Illinois we were most impressed with the vegan options that were available to us. If there’s one thing we’ve learned since switching to a vegan diet is that eating out can be a challenge, if not impossible to find a vegan…

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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 the best festivals the summer has to offer. Many are family friendly and some are perfect for a night out with friends. No matter what you're looking for, let us help…

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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 ranked. Our farmers markets are scattered all throughout McHenry County, and you can visit each and every one. Cary Grove Farmers Market Visitors will find fresh fruits…

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Winter Adventures

Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer. Whether it’s sledding with the family, ice fishing with friends, or hiking a candlelight trail there are winter activities and outdoor recreation for everyone…

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30th Anniversary of Woodstock Groundhog Days!

Every February, Groundhog Day revelers from around the world visit Woodstock, Illinois to watch a rodent predict the weather for the coming weeks. This may sound crazy to some, but if you've seen the 90's classic Groundhog Day featuring Bill Murray, you know what we're talking about. The film is…

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McHenry County Unveils New, Unified Brand

BRAND GUIDELINES & PROMISE STATMENTS Visit McHenry County, in collaboration with McHenry County, Illinois, and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), has unveiled an all-new brand identity — Naturally McHenry County — that aligns the three entities to better promote the…

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Holiday Sweets for the Family

Holiday lights are twinkling throughout McHenry County and thousands of people are out and exploring the beauty. But we all know that road trips require sweets. That is why we put together a list of all of the best places to get hot chocolate, ice cream, and chocolates to make your adventures…

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Illinois Made

Illinois Office of Tourism Announces 28 New Small Businesses Inducted to the Illinois Made Program Including 2 McHenry County businesses! Newest Illinois Made class highlights diverse group of small businesses with goal of generating tourism activity in every corner of Illinois The Illinois Office of…

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