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Winter Fun in McHenry County 2024

Updated: Jan 12

There is so much to do in McHenry County, indoors and outdoors. McHenry County has many trails that allow you to see its beauty, along with indoor activities to keep you and your family busy in the cold. Here are just a few options to enjoy this winter.



Wilmot Mountain

11931 Fox River Rd.

Skiing/snowboarding trails

Snow tubing




Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Winter Hiking Locations:

(Trails marked with a * will be packed and tracked when there are 4 inches of snow or more.)

Brookdale-Woodstock, IL

Coral Woods-Marengo, IL

Fel-Pro RRR-Cary, IL

Glacial Park*-Ringwood, IL

Harrison Benwell-Wonder Lake, IL

Hickory Grove Highlands*-Cary, IL

The Hollow*-Cary, IL

Lake in the Hills Fen (walk-in only)-Lake in the Hills

Marengo Ridge*-Marengo, IL

Pleasant Valley*-Woodstock, IL

Prairie Trail

Rush Creek*-Harvard, IL

Silver Creek-Cary, IL

Stickney Run-McHenry, IL


Deicke Park-Huntley, IL

Emricson Park-Woodstock, IL

Glacial Park-Ringwood, IL

Lions Park-Cary, IL

Spella Park-Algonquin, IL

Veteran Acres-Crystal Lake, IL

Three Oaks Recreation Area-Crystal Lake, IL


Ice Fishing:

Pistakee Bay-Johnsburg, IL

Crystal Lake-Crystal Lake, IL

Elizabeth Lake-Richmond, IL

The Hollows-Crystal Lake, IL

Wonder Lake-Wonder Lake, IL

Woods Creek Lake-Lake in the Hills, IL




Raymond’s Bow and Entertainment Center-Johnsburg, IL

McHenry Recreation-McHenry, IL

Palace Bowl-Johnsburg, IL

Wayne’s Lanes-Woodstock, IL

3D Bowling-Island Lake, IL

Kingston Lanes Bowling-Woodstock, IL

Bowl-Hi Lanes- Huntley, IL

Metro Bowl-Crystal Lake, IL

J’s Lanes-Harvard, IL

Glo-Bowl Fun Center-Marengo, IL

Bowlero Randall Rd-Algonquin, IL


Indoor Farmers Markets:

Farmers Market at the Dole-401 Country Club Rd. Crystal, Lake

10 am – 2 pm

Jan 14, 28 -Feb 11, 25 -March 10,24 -April 14, 21, 28


Woodstock Farmer’s Market-McHenry County Fair

9 am – 1 pm

Jan 20 -Feb 3, 17 -March 2, 16, 40 -April 13, 27

-Family activities from 9-12 and story time 10:30

Indoor Ice Skating:

Crystal Ice House - 320 East Prairie Street, Crystal Lake

Public Skate

M-F 11am-1pm

FRI 8-10pm

SAT & SUN 2-4pm

$10 (18+)

$7 (seniors 55+)

$8 (17 & under)

$7 (6 & under)

$4 (skate rental)

$4 (skate aid)

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