Explore & Experience Bull Valley

Welcome to the Village of Bull Valley, Illinois. Before becoming the Village of Bull Valley in 1977, a group of neighbors organized the Countryside Improvement Association in 1942.

The association was concerned with land development and had a strong interest in maintaining the large, low-development areas of land the area was known for. Reorganizing as the Bull Valley Association in 1977 and campaigning and ultimately winning a referendum on incorporation has allowed the Village to plan its own growth and continue its direction on regulated development.

Bull Valley served for a period as the home of Chester Gould, an American cartoonist who created the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Bull Valley remains an almost exclusively residential community and home of the Woodstock Country Club and the Boone Creek Golf Club.

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Eggplants.
By Brian R. Brown
Know what's always in season in McHenry County? Farmers' markets! Check out our complete 2022 McHenry County Farmers Market Guide for information on local farmer markets. We provide dates, times, locations, as well as additional information and links for the individual farmer markets.
Art on the Fox booths and shoppers.
By Brian R. Brown
Art on the Fox brought in artists and artisans from within McHenry County and beyond the state line. If you didn't make it, take a look at what you missed and you might even want to trakc down a few artists or artisans who catch your eye!
Cliff Hanger ride raised up in the air.
By Brian R. Brown
Closing out summer with a trip to the Lake in the Hills annual Summer Sunset Festival. We checked out the carnival on Sunday and fun times were had! If you didn't make it, check out our photos to see what you missed.
Wide trail through Sterne's Woods.
By Brian R. Brown
An amazing and immersive nature experience awaits you, and it may be closer than you think. Crystal Lake has a wonderful array of parks for recreation, but it's also home to Sterne's Woods & Fen, which is wonderful preservation area as well.
Parking slot payment wall at the Fox River Grove train station.
By Brian R. Brown
Hop on the train or in your car and head to the Fox River Grove Metra Station if for no other reason than to check out their cool parking slot-payment system. Is it new low-tech? No-tech? Vintage? Retro? I'm not sure, but it's pretty cool whatever it is.
Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge tent.
By Brian R. Brown
Crystal Lake Main Beach provided the backdrop to this year's Monarchs and Music, a fun and unique collaborative educational monarch butterfly fair and community concert.