McHenry Life Magazine

Come explore McHenry County with McHenry Life Magazine!

You won’t find local news here, but we hope to bring you interesting stories from local business owners and organizations. Ever wanted to know more about your favorite businesses? We do. We’ll also share photo tours of life in the cities and villages of McHenry County.

Best of all, no subscription needed, just add us to your feed and be alerted as we publish new stories!

Vintage McCormick-Deering tractor at 5 Lazy K Ranch.
By Brian R. Brown
If you missed this year's Annual Autumn Drive, come along and enjoy a photo tour of just a little bit of what you missed.
McHenry Life logo Jack-o'-Lantern
By Brian R. Brown
Grab your costume and your treat bag! Before you head out though, be sure to check our annual McHenry County Trick-or-Treating hours list for your local treating times and events.
By Brian R. Brown
In celebration of our 7 year anniversary, we take a look back on the past and launch our biggest giveaway yet...$1,000 in prize money! Come celebrate with us!
One and only Steve McPhail, portraying Johnny Appleseed.
By Brian R. Brown
Downtown Crystal Lake always knows how to signal the return of fall with the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival; this year celebrating 28 years! If you missed it, we've got a taste for you here!
New Cary Metra Station, completed in 2019.
By Brian R. Brown
Hop a ride as we take a quick tour through the Cary Metra Station and the great facilities in downtown Cary.
By Brian R. Brown
We've made some subscription changes we think you're going to love! If you currently have or will be adding a listing to McHenry Life, you'll want to see this!
A single cattail at Lake Atwood at The Hollows.
By Brian R. Brown
From a dairy farm to a gravel pit, The Hollows now lives on as a conservation area and recreation site. This amazing little gem may just be the quick getaway that you've been looking for.
CHILLnTUB hot tub with jets.
By Brian R. Brown
If you've ever wanted to enjoy all the benefits of a hot tub without the hassle, then you'll love our next Spotlight Story. CHILLnTUB is here to bring hot tub rental to you!
By Brian R. Brown
If you host or manage events, then you need to read this! We understand how tough events can be and want to help with one of the more challenging aspects...marketing your event! See our top 9 reasons why you should take 5 minutes to add your event to the McHenry

Explore Topics

Algonquin architecture art Barrington Hills Bull Valley cameraroll Cary charity community services Crystal Lake decor events family farmers markets festivals food Fox Lake Fox River Grove furniture giveaway Greenwood guides Halloween Harvard Hebron holidays home Huntley Island Lake Johnsburg kids Lake in the Hills Marengo McHenry McHenry Life nature outdoors shopping Spring Grove startup tips trackable trips Union Wonder Lake Woodstock