Naturally McHenry County

Wonderful Places · Wide-Open Spaces

McHenry County.  Where Adventure comes Naturally.  Sometimes, we all want a little room to move around.  After all, to yearn for quiet, wide-open spaces is to long for the peaceful tranquility that so often evades us.  People weren’t meant to be confined in cramped, concrete spaces.  We need room to stretch out, to be free, to take a deep breath of fresh air – we need room to live.

In McHenry County, IL, that’s just a way of life.  One minute, you’re exploring a charming downtown lined with terracotta storefronts, and the next you’re lacing up your hiking boots and spotting deer tracks lining the expansive terrain sculpted by glaciers thousands of years ago.  Go from white tablecloth dining to picking strawberries right from the ground and take them straight back to your home, dirt and all.

Here, this lifestyle just comes…naturally.  From charming small towns to reaping Mother Nature’s bounties, you’ll discover spending time here comes instinctively.  Welcome to McHenry County.

Naturally McHenry County

Our Destination


Jaki Berggren
President & CEO

Kristine Austin
Sales & Marketing Manager

Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Bull Valley, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Greenwood, Harvard, Hebron, Huntley, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Lake in the Hills, Lakemoor, Lakewood, Marengo, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Port Barrington, Prairie Grove, Richmond, Ringwood, Spring Grove, Union, Wonder Lake & Woodstock

Top Attractions

  • McHenry County Conservation District
  • Agritourism, Farmers Markets
  • Farm to Table Dining, Special Events
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Volo Auto Museum
  • Charming small towns
  • Downtown Crystal Lake
  • Historic Woodstock Square
  • Chain O’Lakes State Park
  • Moraine Hills State Park

Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District
52, 63, 64, 66, 69, 70

IL Senate Legislative Districts
26, 32, 33, 35

Largest Meeting Facility
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
McHenry County Government

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$336.1 million

Lodging Taxes
State: $4.3 million

Local Sales Taxes
$15 million