Explore a winter wonderland
in McHenry County, IL!
Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer.
Rush Creek Conservation Area
- 20501 McGuire Road
- (815) 338-6223
Visitors can enjoy hiking 2 miles of looped nature trails, casting a line in the 4-acre, man made pond, camp under the stars at the group…
- 11931 Fox River Rd.
- (262) 862-2301
Located right in America’s heartland, Wilmot Mountain is the Midwest’s center of all things winter. Our love of snow sports knows no boundaries…
Glacial Park Conservation Area
- 6705 Route 31
- (815) 338-6223
Glacial Park is McHenry County Conservation District’s most treasured open space holding, characterized by its rolling prairie, delta kames, oak…
Pleasant Valley Conservation Area
- 12215 Pleasant Valley Road
- (815) 338-6223
Pleasant Valley expands 2,080 acres and is a mosaic of natural areas. In addition to viewing native wildlife and plants, visitors can explore over…
Not a fan of the cold? That's okay! McHenry County has plenty of opportunities for indoor winter fun as well!
- 27582 W. Volo Village Rd.
- (815) 385-3644
The World Famous Volo Museum now has 45 exhibits and over 10,000 mechanical marvels, so it guarantees to have something amazing for guests of any…
Urban Air Adventure Park
- 220 Exchange Drive
- (815) 893-0618
If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in the Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, McHenry, Cary, and Crystal Lake area…
- 1208 N. Green St.
The Vixen proudly represents McHenry County and surrounding areas as the newest and hottest live events venue! The Vixen brings the best in…
Woodstock Theater - Classic Cinemas
- 209 Main Street
- (815) 338-8555
Adjacent to the beautiful square in downtown Woodstock is the 1927 Woodstock Theatre. The theatre's site has been home to a movie theatre since…
If you're a foodie - or just like to eat - make sure you're wearing stretchy pants in McHenry County!
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
- 110 N. Main Street
- (815) 356-9980
Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen specializes in gourmet comfort foods, artisan sandwiches and burgers all utilizing local and sustainable ingredients…
Offsides Sports Bar & Grill
- 680 S Eastwood Dr
- (815) 334-8700
Good food, good times, and cold beer are never in short supply at McHenry County’s #1 sports bar and grill -- come by and say hello!
Julie Ann's Frozen Custard
- 6500 Northwest Hwy.
- (815) 459-9117
This family-owned custard shop is a McHenry County institution. Back in 1985 John and Mary Zielnicki started creating their hand-crafted custard…
More Brewing Co.
- 13980 Automall Drive
- (847) 310-7530
More Brewing Company is a craft brewery with locations in Huntley and Villa Park, Ilinois making a wide array of styles.
Top 10 Things to do This Winter!
1. Volo Museum The Volo Museum is the area's best indoor family attraction - perfect for gear-heads, car collectors, Hollywood fanatics…
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…
Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer…
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…
Take a drive in the country!
McHenry County, IL Scenic Roads The Scenic Roads program was established to recognize both roads and the surrounding features that create…