Explore & Experience Port Barrington

Welcome to the Village of Port Barrington, Illinois, which resides in both McHenry and Lake Counties.

Port Barrington has a rather unusual and unique history. In fact, it only became Port Barrington in 2002.

Originally developed as a summer recreational area, much of the Village's southern border runs along the Fox River.

The village was originally incorporated in 1969 as Fox River Valley Gardens, and at the time had the longest name of any incorporated place in Illinois.

In 2002, Fox River Valley Gardens reincorporated as Port Barrington.

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Join the Library Lovers Expedition by taking a tour of 13 local libraries and get enter into a drawing for one of several amazing gift baskets.
Radon mitigation fan installed.
By Brian R. Brown
After learning about other neighbors adding radon mitigation fans to their homes, we started down the path to better educate ourselves, implement our own monitoring system, and ultimately having a mitigation fan added to our home as well. You may want or need to add one to yours as well.
Boy sledding in the winter.
By Brian R. Brown
If the thought of packed snow and big hills brings out the kid in you, or makes you want to bring your kids outside, then you'll love our Sledding Hills Guide... as much as the thought of how tuckered out those kids will be after a few hours sledding!
Group of people ice skating.
By Brian R. Brown
If you've been itching to lace up those skates and get out on the ice, then you're in luck. Before you head out, be sure to check our guide for local McHenry County ice skating rinks.
Gazebo and park trees decorated with Christmas lights.
By Brian R. Brown
While the new year is upon us and the holiday decorations have started to come down, enjoy this look at the Huntley Christmas lights in the Town Square.
By Brian R. Brown
Who's up for a giveaway?! Start off your new year by entering the first-ever "My McHenry Life $100 Giveaway."