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Top Things to Do in Beloit This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to visit Beloit, Wisconsin. You will be delighted by our accommodations, dining options, and outdoor spaces to relax and rejuvenate. Below you’ll find the top things to do in Beloit this summer. We hope to see you soon.

Relax in Luxury

Nothing beats a restful night after a long day of fun and adventure. Beloit has just what you need for a great getaway.

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Hotel Goodwin

For a luxury boutique hotel, stay at Ironworks Hotel or Hotel Goodwin. If you prefer a suite with your own kitchen, Home2 Suites is perfect! A bed & breakfast more your style? 1810 Emerson House is the spot to spoil yourself with a gourmet breakfast served on fine china in the morning, and a complimentary wine or sparkling cider in the evening.

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Hit the Beloit & Beyond Beer Trail

beloit beer trail t-shirt

The Beloit Beer Trail is a fun way to experience great craft beers at local pubs and breweries in the Beloit area if you are going to be visiting for a few days.

All you need to do is purchase a craft beer at each of the participating locations and collect a unique stamp. When you’ve collected all of the stamps, redeem your passport for a Beloit & Beyond Beer Trail t-shirt!

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Go Skydiving

Thrill seeker? Perfect, Beloit has the best thrill of them all…skydiving!

Skydive the Rock offers tandem skydiving, solo training, and welcomes experienced skydivers. Jump from 14,000 feet with experienced tandem masters and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Rock River and surrounding countryside! It’s the most amazing 60 seconds of free-fall you’ll ever experience. Once they open the parachute, you will have a three to five minute dive back to the Beloit Airport.

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Go Golfing

Things to do in Beloit this summer also include taking to the links to enjoy the tranquility and challenge of a course.

Krueger Haskell Golf Course

Krueger Haskell Golf Course is an 18-hole course featuring mature trees and rolling terrain which make it a difficult, yet enjoyable course for any golfer. The course offers four different tee box settings on each hole, numerous bunkers, doglegs, tight tree-lined fairways, and five water hazards.

Macktown Golf Course features mature trees, lush fairways, and an established layout. This sporty course was built in the 1930s. This is a popular course for beginner golfers. With limited sand traps and one small pond, the course plays rapidly.

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Shop the Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market has been drawing thousands of locals and visitors to the heart of Downtown Beloit since 1974!

Beloit Farmers Market
Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market

The Market is open from 9 am-12 pm every Saturday, rain or shine. Usually, there are more than 100 vendors, but to provide a safe market, there are currently 47 vendors and safety precautions in place to help ensure the safety of all staff, volunteers, vendors, and customers.

Get on the Water

Paddling and kayaking in Beloit and the surrounding area is amazing! Beloit is halfway on the Rock River Trail and has beautiful landscape and wildlife—perfect for water sports. In addition, Beloit has access to Turtle Creek and the Rock River.

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A guided paddle with Paddle Adventure Club (PAC)

The Rock River is a National Water Trail, along with 10 other types of trails to discover, winding its way through Wisconsin and Illinois, 11 scenic counties, and 41 charming communities. The trail is also utilized to promote recreational use and areas of scenic and historic interest and significance.

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Have a Cocktail or Dine Outdoors

Sitting outside for a cocktail or a meal is one of the best parts of summer in the Midwest. There are many options depending on your mood.

dc estate winery
DC Estate Winery

On Saturday evenings throughout summer from 5:30-8:30 pm, you can sit outside and enjoy a Spotted Cow and wood-fired pizza at Double B Farm & Country Café.

Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail on The Rooftop at Hotel Goodwin, the only rooftop bar in the area. With indoor and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place to chill while enjoying the best view of Beloit!

Enjoy a tasty craft beer on the outdoor Biergarten at CheezHead Brewing, as well as Wisconsin cheese and delicious smoked meats from their new smoker.

Experience the romantic taste of Tuscany at DC Estate Winery. Bring your own blanket or chair and enjoy the beautiful pond, creek, and expansive vineyard. Have a wine slushie or your favorite blend. They often have a local food truck onsite serving up delicious lunch or dinner.

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Explore all the dining options in the Beloit area under the “Eat/Drink” Button in the top menu!

Enjoy a Park or Nature Reserve

Some of the best things to do in Beloit this summer include getting back to nature. There are plenty of parks and reserves in the Beloit area to hike and bike with room to roam, explore, breathe, and stretch your legs.

Big Hill Park
Big Hill Park

Big Hill Park is one of Beloit’s most scenic sites and is listed on the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail. This 190-acre park offers the bird watcher a large wooded area along the sandstone bluffs on the west side of the Rock River. The park has a nature trail loop that leads from the bluffs to the river and then follows a former railroad grade. There’s also a scenic overlook with spectacular vistas.

Nature at the Confluence is an outdoor urban ecology center. There are trails for hiking and a spot to launch kayaks. There is also a learning center that offers educational programming and classes.

Beckman Mill Park features an authentically-restored 1868 grist mill, a dam, mill pond, fish ladder, foot bridge, and walking trails. Normally, Beckman Mill offers tours and grinding demonstrations on weekends May through October.

Have Your Own Boat?

If you have your own boat, you have a few places you can launch and enjoy the beautiful Rock River!

things to do in beloit include waterskiing on the Rock River

Preservation Park and Armstrong Eddy Park, located in the town of Beloit are public launches. Wooten Park is located in the city of Beloit. All the parks require a daily license of $6.

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