Discover McHenry County by Metra: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Unveil the best activities at each stop - Cary, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, McHenry, and Harvard

All aboard the Union Pacific Northwest Line, your ticket to a day of non-stop fun and excitement in McHenry County. Get ready to hop on the train and embark on a journey through Cary, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, McHenry, and Harvard. We've crafted an epic itinerary just for you, grab your ticket, hop on board, and let's explore! 


The Quaint Beginning

Cary Ale House & Brewing Company

  • 208 W Main St
  • (847) 639-7244

Cary Ale House is a gastro pub focusing on serving high quality chef-created pub food and craft beer in a fun pub environment where people come to…

Conscious Cup - Cary

  • 77 W. Main St.
  • 224-357-8484

Every bean is roasted right in their Crystal Lake shop from the world's best economically and environmentally sustainable small-plot and…

750 Cucina Rustica

  • 7 Jandus Rd
  • (847) 829-4933

750° Cucina Rustica recreates the old world for new world appetites in a warm, rustic atmosphere. We are proud to offer you a generous portion of…

Crystal Lake

Cheers to Crystal Clear Fun

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…

Crystal Lake Brewing

  • 150 N. Main Street
  • (779) 220-9288

Crystal Lake Brewing says they make beer that is easy to drink and hard to put down, and descibe their brew as "approachable, yet distinctive…

Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street

  • 25 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
  • (815) 479-0835

Downtown Crystal Lake is your epic experience for shopping, dining, entertainment and fun! Located in the heart of Crystal Lake, you can arrive by…

Raue Center for the Arts

  • 26 N Williams Street
  • (815) 356-9212

If the arts are a must for you, check out the lineup at the Raue Center for the Arts. Originally opened in 1929 as a movie and vaudeville theater…


Embrace the Quirkiness

Woodstock Opera House

  • 121 Van Buren Street
  • 815-338-5300

The Jewel of McHenry County. The Woodstock Opera House hosts a spectacular variety of programming and events each year including: Concerts…

Woodstock Square Historic Distirct

  • 121 W. Van Buren St.
  • (815) 338-4300

Downtown Woodstock and its Historic Square is home to an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment. Made famous in the movie "Groundhog…

Old Courthouse Center

  • 101 N. Johnson St
  • 815-321-4486

Discover the Woodstock Old Courthouse Center – a revamped historic gem in Woodstock, Illinois. Renewed Charm: Explore the Lower Level Public…

Groundhog Day Walking Tour

  • 121 W. Van Buren St.
  • (815) 334-2620

One of Woodstock’s best features for Groundhog Day movie enthusiasts is the Walking Tour that the Groundhog Days Committee has developed. Check…


Music, Food, and Serenity

Siren Records

  • 3902 Main St.
  • (815) 347-8363

We buy/sell/trade stereo equipment, speakers. We carry 1,000's of records almost anything you can think of.

Ye Olde Corner Tap

  • 3901 West Main Street
  • 779-704-2137

Our story starts way before our time of growing to love beer, breweries, and unique bars. It starts with our grandparents. Both of our…

Bliss Yoga

  • 3931 Main St.
  • 773-505-7305

Bliss \'blis\ n : complete happiness (Merriam-Webster) Learn to live and let go… find time at Bliss Yoga… Open the mind and body, let go of…


A quaint finale

Starline Excursion Market

  • 300 W. Front St.
  • 815-943-2631

The Starline Excursion Market is a 20,000 square foot venue for artisans and vendors of home decor and gifts. A great place to shop, sell and…

Rush Creek Distilling

  • 1501 West Diggins Street
  • 815-943-7874

Four locals were having a few at the local tavern. They’d been talking new venture. Something unexpected. Something seriously fun. It would be a…

Starline Factory

  • 300 W. Front Street
  • (815) 943-4805

In 1883 Henry Ferris invented and patented the hay carrier. Charles Hunt, and his father in-law Nathan Helm, suggested Ferris move his shop into…