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 visiting the following 5 locations: Photo: @emilykalinowski Chain O' Lakes State Park 8916 Wilmot Road | Spring Grove Chain O' Lakes is filled with river bluffs and…

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Halloween Festivities

There is no lack of Halloween fun in McHenry County: Trick or Treat: Sunday, October 31 Algonquin - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Barrington Hills - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Cary - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Crystal Lake - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Fox River Grove - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Harvard - 4:00 - 8:00 PM Hebron - 3:00 - 7:00 PM Huntley - 3:00…

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Merry McHenry County | Holiday Getaway

McHenry County comes alive during the holiday season! Experience the best of it on our Merry McHenry County Holiday Getaway. We've done all the planning, all you have to do is book your magical holiday getaway to McHenry County, IL. Friday: Arrive and check-in at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Visit…

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Top Rated Disc Golf Course

Conservation District Disc Golf Course at Fel Pro ranked one of the higest in the Chicagoland Area When McHenry County Conservation District’s new and improved 18-hole Disc Golf Course at Fel Pro Conservation Area in Cary opened in September of 2020, no one could have guessed its immediate growth in…

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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 on the Insta trend? Well, you’re in luck, McHenry County is home to 3 farms filled with sunflowers for days. Below is a list of our local farms offering sunflower…

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Seasonal Guide to Fresh Produce

McHenry County is home to so many unique farms and farmers markets. Unlike grocery stores though, fresh produce is only available during certain times of the year. Explore the guide below to discover where and when you can pick and purchase the freshest produce straight from the growers. Looking to…

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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 things but these two complement each other. Whether you are a local looking to experience your community and the beauty that surrounds it, or a visitor looking for…

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Summer Bucket List 2021

After the year that was 2020, it’s time to get out and experience it all! That is why we have put together the ultimate Summer 2021 Bucket List so you can get the most out of your summer adventures. This list is packed with outdoor adventures, fun for the family, delicious detours and so much more…

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Strawberry Picking | McHenry County, IL

In McHenry County, strawberries typically peak in early to mid-June and typically last only a few weeks due to popularity. We are lucky to have a wide variety of farms that offer pick-your-own strawberries, so we want to give you a few tips and tricks to make the most out of your visit. Walk…

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Beauty Blooms at Richardson Farm's Tulip Festival

Tips to enjoy your visit - by O the Places We Go Did you hear? Tulips are coming to McHenry County! Richardson Farm in Spring Grove is debuting the first ever Tulip Festival. This is HUGE considering no one else in the Chicagoland area has done anything like this. The Richardson Farm is no stranger…

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