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    About Lake Killarney
    McHenry County, Illinois

    Lake Killarney is near Cary, Illinois, under 55 miles from Chicago. Named after Major William McHenry, this county has around 307,000 people.

    The nearest airport is O’Hare International and is 45 minutes away. The nearest medical center is Advocate Good Shepherd and is six minutes from the lake.

    Groceries and snacks can be found at ALDI seven minutes away. Locals recommend eateries such as Around the Clock Restaurant, 1776 Restaurant, and Nick’s Pizza & Pub.

    Happy Medium

    At 80 acres, Lake Killarney is big enough to offer recreational activities but small enough to remain private. Access is limited to organization members who have paid their yearly assessments and their guests.

    Swimming, fishing, row boating, canoeing, and sailboating are favorite pastimes. Anglers can expect to find pike, yellow perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and bluegill.

    There are two beaches, East Beach and West Beach. Since the beaches are only available to residents who have paid their yearly assessments, beach bracelets must be with you.

    Entertainment Options

    Museum-lovers should visit the Illinois Railway Museum to see old train cars and learn the history of early Illinois.

    Take the family to Richardson Adventure Farm for ziplining, pig racing, and apple cider doughnuts.

    Historic Woodstock Opera House is the real prize here. Built-in 1889 this gorgeous building is still a venue for the performing arts and should be visited by anyone in the area.

    Explore Nature

    Nature-lovers should visit Moraine Hills State Park. Moraine Hills was formed by glaciers and offers miles of hiking and biking trails.

    Cross country skiing is popular in the wintertime, but in the other seasons, visitors can enjoy the lush fauna and scenic views of the lake.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Lake Killarney is an excellent choice.