Explore & Experience Trout Valley

Welcome to the Village of Trout Valley, Illinois.

Trout Valley developed out of the former estate of John D. Hertz, who founded the Yellow Cab Company and later acquired Rent-a-Car Inc., which would become the foundation to the car rental enterprise, The Hertz Corporation.

While not the smallest land wise in McHenry County, Spring Grove is the second smallest, coming in at .43 square miles.

Aside from the re-incorporation of the Fox River Valley Gardens as Port Barrington in 2002, Trout Valley was the last to incorporate within McHenry County, incorporating as the Village of Trout Valley in 1996. Residential development only began in 1953.

This primarily residential area features the FoxRiver along its southern border, and surrounded by Cary on the other sides.

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Chair with Santa hat next to fireplace.
By Brian R. Brown
He knows whether you've been naughty or nice, but here's a last chance to put in a good word! Grab the kids and check our guide for snapping some pictures with Santa.
Holiday lights hanging over the street.
By Brian R. Brown
Bundle up the little ones and head for your closest parade route to welcome in the Christmas season! Here's our guide to the local Christmas parades happening around McHenry County.
Christmas Tree Lighting
By Brian R. Brown
Looking for Christmas Tree Lighting near you? We've got you covered...at least if you're in McHenry County. Check out our guide to the Christmas tree lighting events around McHenry County.
Clouds reflected in the pond at Rush Creek Conservation Area.
By Brian R. Brown
Autumn seemed to rush by this year. While many leaves had turned and even started falling by early November, I was fortunate enough to capture some while I visited the Rush Creek Conservation Area. Come along for the ride!
Array of flowers outside the Crystal Lake Park District administration building.
By Brian R. Brown
Whatever you think you know about the Crystal Lake Park District, there is most likely so much more that you are missing. Come along and let's see if we can uncover a few new things.
Christmas trees tagged at the farm.
By Brian R. Brown
Whether you've ever had a real Christmas tree or not, our guide is here to help you navigate the challenges of having real trees. Be sure to check out our list of local Christmas tree farms.