Experience Home Improvement & Hardware

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  • Owner Claimed Listing
  • Locally Owned Business
  • Non-Profit Entity
  • Minority/Woman Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Online/App Capable
  • Award Winning
  • Deals & Special Offers Available
  • Discounts Available
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Certification
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining Options
  • Alcohol Availability
  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

The Home Depot – Crystal Lake

Lowe’s Home Improvement – Lake In The Hills

Menards – Woodstock

Harvard Ace Hardware

Menards – Crystal Lake

The Home Depot – Algonquin

Ziegler’s Ace – Cary

Novotny True Value

Laskowski Ace Hardware

Ziegler’s Ace – Lake In The Hills

Ziegler’s Ace – Huntley

Ziegler’s Ace – Crystal Lake

Richmond Ace Hardware and Rental

Harbor Freight Tools

The Home Depot – McHenry

Ralph Helm Inc.

Icon Key

Here is a quick key for all of the icons. You can also hover over, or touch and hold on mobile, any icon in the listing cards for a reminder of what that icon signifies.

  • Owner Claimed Listing
  • Locally Owned Business
  • Non-Profit Entity
  • Minority/Woman Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Online/App Capable
  • Award Winning
  • Deals & Special Offers Available
  • Discounts Available
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Certification
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining Options
  • Alcohol Availability
  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

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Cross country skier.
By Brian R. Brown
If you are itching to get out and enjoy nature and to experience McHenry County in the winter, then our Cross Country Ski Trails Guide will give you lots of opportunities to explore.
People ice skating outdoors.
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.
Boy sledding down hill.
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!
Radishes from Cary Farmers Market.
By Brian R. Brown
Check out our complete 2022 McHenry County Winter 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. We have event details for farmers markets for Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, and Woodstock.
Lighted and decorated gazebo.
By Brian R. Brown
Like a step back in time, enjoy the simple and classic holiday lighting of Veteran's Memorial Park. Just add snow!
Food pantry.
By Brian R. Brown
We've compiled a guide for McHenry County food pantries, broken out by city. No one in our community should have to battle hunger. We hope this guide will prove helpful if you yourself or someone you know needs to utilize these services, or if you would like to help out