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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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…

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Halloween Festivities

There is no lack of Halloween fun in McHenry County: Trick or Treat: Monday, 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…

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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…

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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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