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Kristine Austin

Cut your own Christmas Trees

Beyond the gifts under the tree, part of what makes Christmas special are the family traditions involving the tree. Sure, you could bring up an artificial tree from the basement, but you can also visit a Christmas tree farm, smell the holiday scents of pine and balsam, maybe take a wagon ride to…

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Top 10 Dessert Stops

October 14th is National Dessert Day, so here is a list of the top 10 places to satisfy your sweet tooth in McHenry County! 1. The Sugar Circle - Woodstock, IL This quaint little shop just off the Woodstock Square is the perfect place to stop by for a sweet treat during the Farmer's Market, or for a…

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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 Autumn Drive adventures as neighbors offer antiques, crafts, food and fun. Local farms in rural McHenry County open their barns to offer you fall produce, honey, jams…

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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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