Seven Ways to Explore the Great Outdoors in Beloit

One of the best parts of Wisconsin is the variety of outdoor activities the state provides–hiking, boating, kayaking and more. With summer in full swing, Beloit is no exception! It’s the perfect time to explore all the area has to offer.


Whether you prefer to stick to dry land or get out on the water, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Beloit’s great outdoors.



Riverside Park

Also known as the “crown jewel of Beloit,” Riverside Park is located on the banks of the Rock River. Get some of the best views of Beloit from the 3.5-mile walk/bike path, which connects to the path right outside the hotel. Walk less than a mile and you’re there!


Big Hill Park

This 190-acre park is listed on the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail and bird watchers will revel in the large wooded area along the sandstone bluffs. Hike the nature trail from the bluffs to the Rock River and then follow a former railroad grade.


Nature at the Confluence

This urban environmental center is surrounded by the Rock River, Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek. Adventurers can take to the trails for walks through nature or take to the water and paddle down the Rock River or Turtle Creek. Nature at the Confluence is made up of a 5-acre prairie restoration, learning gardens and pollinator gardens, and they also host programs for all ages.


Beloit Club

Bring your clubs and play 18 holes of golf at the Beloit Club. Breathe in the fresh air while enjoying an award-winning golf course.


Farmers’ Market

The second largest farmers’ market in Wisconsin is located right in downtown Beloit, only steps from Ironworks Hotel. Every Saturday in June through October, browse vendors’ selections of locally sourced goods.


Paddle Adventure Club

Strap on your life jacket and get to paddling! Paddle Adventure Club offers private group rentals or you can join their guided trips on Turtle Creek, the Rock River and other area lakes and rivers.


Sugar River Adventures

If you’d rather relax than paddle, Sugar River Adventures is the best way to get on the water. You’ll have a blast floating down the Sugar River in your rental tube. Just don’t forget a cooler!


Ready to get a taste of the great outdoors? Grab your friends or your significant other and book your stay at Ironworks Hotel today.