Top Six Ways to Add Magic to Your Holiday Season in Janesville

Each year Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside draws visitors from around the region to enjoy heart-warming holiday cheer at fun events like the Holiday Light Show, Janesville’s Jolly Jingle and more than 60 others. Janesville’s family-friendly atmosphere, affordability and convenient  location make it simple for you to visit. We are less than 2 hours from Chicago and Milwaukee, [Read More…]

Date Posted | November 01, 2022

Family Outdoor Adventures in Janesville Wisconsin

Story and photos by Cheryl – O the Places We Go I’ve had Janesville, Wisconsin on my radar for a while and this summer we finally visited. True to its name as The Great Outside, our family found a plethora of outdoor activities: hike the Ice Age Trail, kayak, view public art, admire the gardens, [Read More…]

Date Posted | August 15, 2022

Hey, Ho Let’s Grow! What to look forward to at Rotary Botanical Gardens in 2022

By: Michael Jesiolowski – Rotary Botanical GardensDirector of Horticulture Holiday Light Show displays taken down? Check! Plant Sale plants ordered? Check! Freezingtemperatures gone? Well, maybe not so much. Even though the temperatures are still chilly, the signs of spring are unmistakable. Snow is melting, birds are singing, and plants are awakening from their months long [Read More…]

Date Posted | March 24, 2022

The Best Things to Do in Janesville, WI

By Melody Pittman of Wherever I May Roam Blog My visit to Wisconsin was such a blast. To say Janesville blew me away would be an understatement. From a nationally-recognized water ski show team to gorgeous, artsy murals, there are great things to see and do there. Here are the best things to do in [Read More…]

Date Posted | March 01, 2022

How to Celebrate Black Excellence in Janesville

By Paquita Purnell, owner of Blessed Divine Creations When I think about Black History Month and what it means to me, I get so excited because it is our chance to celebrate our history, achievements, and Black excellence.  Black History Month was started in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson when he founded the Study for [Read More…]

Date Posted | January 26, 2022

10 things to look forward to in 2022

Without a doubt, Janesville is a community growing better with age. Each year we add more events, attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Meanwhile, our natural resources improve and continue to provide the premier Wisconsin’s Great Outside experience. Here are just some of the things we are looking forward to in 2022 in Janesville. 1. [Read More…]

Date Posted | December 23, 2021

2021 Janesville Holiday Gift Guide

We believe the perfect holiday gift is personal, one-of-a-kind, and supports our community. Shopping local in Janesville has never been easier with the help from our 2021 Janesville Area Holiday Gift Guide! With help from some of our jolliest local businesses, we have curated a list of must-have items from stores that make our community [Read More…]

Date Posted | November 19, 2021

Discover Trail Running on the Ice Age Trail in Janesville

Article by Stephanie Dannenberg, running coach at Ornery Mule Racing and regional director of the Arbor Ridge Trail Race. You can’t talk about trail running in Wisconsin without mentioning the extensive 1,200 mile long National Scenic Ice Age Trail. The trail winds from the northwestern part of the state, down into a bowl towards the bottom [Read More…]

Date Posted | May 03, 2021

Explore a Portion of Janesville’s Trail System with Kelly Willoughby

Article by Kelly Willoughby. Hi there!  My name is Kelly Willoughby and I am an avid biking and running enthusiast. I have been exploring the outdoors for quite some time now and have discovered many beautiful places on my journeys. One of my favorites is the Janesville Trail System! What do walkers, joggers, bikers, and [Read More…]

Date Posted | April 19, 2021

Janesville, A Favorite Photography Destination

Photos and story by Kim Hoholek Hi, I am Kim Hoholek and I have been a photographer since the early 1990s. During that time I have photographed many beautiful scenes around this great state of Wisconsin but Janesville has become a favorite.  I hail from a very small area of Northern Wisconsin just south of [Read More…]

Date Posted | March 30, 2021

Birding Opportunities Abound in Janesville

Photos and article by Greg Peck If you want to watch birds in Janesville, it can be as simple as hanging a feeder in your own backyard. But for both residents and visitors, Janesville holds many opportunities for observing birds. In large part, that’s why Janesville was designated a Bird City by a statewide organization [Read More…]

Date Posted | February 15, 2021

Five Cozy Coffee Shops to Enjoy in Janesville, Wisconsin

Janesville is filled to the brim with charming and unique coffee shops that are sure to satisfy all your specialty beverage needs! There’s something wonderful about enjoying a warm beverage in a charming coffee shop. Here’s a list of 5 of Janesville’s must visit coffee shops. Mocha Moment Sit back and relax at this cozy [Read More…]

Date Posted | February 02, 2021

Embrace Winter With These Fun Activities

Winter got you feeling a little cooped up? Here are some fun activities you can do solo or with the whole family in the safest and healthiest way possible. Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside offers a variety of winter activities in a charming, friendly, less crowded small-town atmosphere.  Reconnect with Nature Janesville is home to over [Read More…]

Date Posted | December 21, 2020

A Weekend Full of Art, History, Nature & Foodie Discoveries

Article and photos by A Little Time and A Keyboard On a recent weekend, my husband and I completely recharged during a getaway to Janesville, Wisconsin reveling in art, nature, history and foodie experiences. At just under two hours from our home with so many perfect adventures to be had, Janesville welcomed us to the [Read More…]

Date Posted | September 17, 2020

Travel Inspiration

Looking for Travel Inspiration? Check Out These Travel Blogs Here in Janesville, we’ve been very fortunate to work with some incredible travel writers. They play a crucial role in the trip-planning process – they inspire, educate, and can transport you to new and wonderful places around the globe. Now is the ideal time to gather [Read More…]

Date Posted | May 19, 2020