Castle Park

Fishing and Celebrations

Castle Park

Fishing & Celebrations


Castle Park

Imagine spending your Perfect Day in Nature, Tranquility and Beauty!

Experience the ultimate day of leisure and adventure at Castle Park, a haven of stunning architectural mastery nestled in breathtaking natural beauty. As you embark on the meticulously maintained 3-mile trail, you'll be transported to a world of tranquility and solitude, far away from the chaos of everyday life. Journeying around the 18-acre lake, 7 ponds, meandering streams, and picturesque ponds, you'll be captivated by the majestic oak and evergreen woods, as well as the thriving wetland. Immersed in this serene environment, encounters with other explorers are rare, allowing you to revel in the tranquility of your surroundings. If you have a desire to sail upon the tranquil lake, your trusty canoe or kayak will be your vessel of choice. Along the path, you'll find conveniently placed picnic tables that invite you to pause and indulge in a delectable feast. With various picturesque locations offering a perfect spot to enjoy your meal, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. Indulge in the perfect day at Castle Park, where nature's grandeur and architectural brilliance intertwine to create an unforgettable escapade.

Somerset Manor Castle Park offers the ultimate choice for hosting outdoor and indoor events. With its stunning outdoor settings and a magnificent dome that caters to only one event per day, you can be assured that your special day will be exclusively yours. The grounds are accessible to all except for Somerset Manor, which adds an air of mystery to the venue. Additionally, there are numerous picturesque spaces that serve as perfect backdrops for your photoshoot. Transform your special day into a celebration that will be etched in your memory and that of your guests for a lifetime. Set the stage for an extraordinary and unforgettable gathering that will leave everyone in awe. The Dome offers breathtaking views of the surroundings, including the breathtaking Somerset Manor, completing the experience and making it your most unforgettable day ever. At Somerset Manor Castle Park, your dreams will come true.

Elegance and serenity of nature at our exclusive venue where you can marvel at the majestic Swans. Castle Park is a most interesting winter spot in McHenry County to watch Trumpeter swans return to their winter home. To my knowledge in 1984 there were no Trumpeter Swans in McHenry County, Illinois. In 1985 I introduced 4 pair of swans in my property; ever since swans have been breeding in our wetlands, lake and local wildlife refuges and parks. There are now more than 100 Trumpeter Swans in the county and numbers are increasing every year. In November most of the swans return to Castle Park with their cygnets since we provide open water and feed them throughout the winter. Early spring most of the Swans take off to local areas for breeding. Over 15,000 lb of cracked corn is fed to the swans and various waterfowl every winter. Trumpeter Swan is not only the largest waterfowl but also one of the heaviest flying birds in the world. Wingspan 7+ feet, height 4’ and 21-30 lb. Trumpeter Swans are not territorial in winter and not aggressive as other swan species.