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Welcome to

Mchenry County

Looking to have some fun? McHenry County is full of recreational opportunities as diverse as our population, from our family-friendly trails to out-of-the-box recreational areas, festivals, and live entertainment spots. Plus, roadways and Metra Rail lines to major metro areas like Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Rockford make it easy to be in the city within an hour or so. But in between the metropolitan amenities, you’ll find quiet moments of peace and solitude, whether you’re hiking the trails, casting a line on the Fox River, or hand-picking freshly grown produce from a farm stand. When you make McHenry County your home, you’ll find that culture, connectivity, and wide-open spaces are just part of the value — and a way of life.

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Insider Blog

Want the inside scoop? The Insider Blog is your portal to all things McHenry County. When you visit McHenry County, you'll find that exceptional experiences are around every corner.

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Discover McHenry County's Best Summer Festivals

Discover the best summer festivals in McHenry County! From family-friendly events to perfect night-outs with friends, we have it all. Let us…

Unlocking McHenry County's Water Trails: A Beginner's Guide to Paddling

Nestled within the heart of Northern Illinois, McHenry County stands as a pristine testament to nature's allure, offering an array of…

Top 10 Burger Joints

Welcome to a juicy journey through McHenry County, Illinois, where burger cravings meet their match. Whether you're a die-hard burger…

A Guide to Strawberry Picking in McHenry County: Tips & Tricks

Discover the joy of strawberry picking in McHenry County, a cherished local tradition that marks the arrival of summer. Each year, as the…

McHenry County's Best Hikes & Craft Breweries

McHenry County is the perfect destination for nature lovers and craft beer enthusiasts alike. There's no better way to enjoy the beauty…

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Great Events Happen In McHenry Co.

Looking for ideas? There are thousands of events taking place all year long in McHenry County. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Upcoming Events

May 23

Author Event with Kathleen A. Paris

Read Between the Lynes
May 23

Pearl Street Market

Pearl Street Market
May 23
May 24
May 24

All Original Open Mic

Stage Left Cafe
May 24

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For All Seasons!

The gorgeous, open-air spaces around McHenry County are more than just summer destinations — in fact, you can enjoy our great outdoors year-round!