Get out and explore the area’s scenic trails including a portion of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail. More than 30 miles of Janesville’s trails are paved making them ideal for biking or walking.

Ice Age Trail photo by Kim Hoholek Photography.

At Skelly’s Farm Market, you can pick your own pumpkins, eat fresh apple cider donuts, go for wagon ride, shoot an apple cannon or get lost in one of their amazing corn mazes. Fun for all ages!

Skelly’s Farm Market

Hawk’s Orchard, located on one of Wisconsin’s officially designated Rustic Roads, offers 14 varieties of locally-grown apples, including Zestar, Gingergold, Gala, Honeycrisp, Ruby McIntosh, Cortland, Golden Delicious and more throughout the Fall season. They also have local honey, and be sure to try their apple cider, caramel apples, fresh baked donuts and turnovers, and take & bake apple pies!

Hawk’s Orchard

Check out a downtown Bird Scooter and take a fun self-guided public art tour. Download the brochure or use the Google map found here to explore 25+ incredible large-scale murals, many with plaques that include a QR code leading to a recorded description narrated by the artist. You can use the map to find Janesville’s more than 60 pieces of public including sculptures and memorials.

Photos by Kim Hoholek Photography

Janesville’s vibrant downtown is home to picturesque historic buildings, beautiful art and a variety of shops that offer unique gifts and goods like Mystic Moraine Minerals, Glass Garden, Raven’s Wish, Bodacious Olive, Lark Market, Adorn Janesville, Garden of Eaton and Rock County Historical Society Gift Shop. Click here and mouse over “Things to do” then “Shopping” for a complete list of .

Mystic Moraine Minerals photo by Full Spectrum Photography

Dine at any of Janesville’s phenomenal local restaurants like Genisa Wine Bar, Milwaukee Grill, Cozy Inn Chinese Restaurant, Sandwich Bar, Havana Coffee, Hacienda Real and Looking Glass. In total, Janesville is home to over 100 uniquely local restaurants!

Sandwich Bar

Fall is a great time to sip wine and enjoy life. Experience three unique wineries within just a few miles of each other. Timber Hill Winery is a boutique winery with 20 wines from sweet to dry, and even spicy. Fermenting Cellars Winery is located on the beautiful rural property. They offer a variety of red, white, sweet, dry, and fortified wines. Northleaf Winery is an urban family winery housed in an 1850 building with a long agricultural history. All wines are made on-site from grapes grown mostly in California, but also from such diverse places as Chile, New York State and Wisconsin. Each winery offers a variety of food and has live music on occasion.

To make the most of your visit consider staying overnight at one of our comfortable and welcoming lodging facilities which includes options at a bed & breakfast located in the heart of our historic districts.

Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

(800) 487-2757

Date Posted | September 08, 2023