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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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Celebrate 4th of July in McHenry County, IL

Experience the awe-inspiring 4th of July firework displays in McHenry County, IL. Join us as we celebrate Independence Day with thrilling…

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…

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

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Bev Rage & the Drinks / Pink Squeeze

Woodstock Opera House
Jun 15
Jun 15

Downtown Crystal Lake Farmers Market

Crystal Lake Farmers Market
Jun 15

Father's Day Fest at Volo Museum

27582 Volo Village Rd. Volo, IL 60073
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Jun 15

Hooked on Fishing

Rush Creek Conservation Area
Jun 15

Huntley American Legion - VetFest

Huntley American Legion

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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!