Five Ways Beloit is Amazing in Spring -
In the heart of winter, it sometimes feels like we will never see the return of nice weather to the Stateline. When it does finally come back you will see a flood of people headed for some outdoor activities. Today I am here to give you five reasons why Beloit is an amazing place to be in the spring!
One of the busiest places in town when the weather changes will be Riverside Park. There will be a collection of runners, cyclists, and others just wanting to soak up the nice weather. The park is one of the best areas in Beloit and as the weather changes you can find a number of great options. There is a great bike path around the park, tennis courts, pavilions for gatherings, Turtle Island for kids and before long the sound of music and dancing will fill the Harry Moore Pavilion.
Big Hill Park
If you are looking for one of the best views in the city, then you should head over to Big Hill Park. You can hike the miles of trails found in the park or take advantage of the view deck overlooking the Rock River on the site of the former Beloit Ski Jump. You can also find numerous playgrounds, pavilions and areas to explore in the park. The Welty Environmental Center is also located in the Big Hill Center and offers great programming for outdoor enthusiasts and kids.
Another great way to enjoy Beloit in the spring is to head downtown and hit some of the terrific shops, restaurants, and bars all within easy walking distance of each other. I suggest starting your visit at Bagels & More for a coffee and bagel. Then you will find a number of unique shops where you can stop in for a haircut, get a massage, pick up some gourmet chocolate, take a look at local quilts, and so much more! Once you have hit all the stores you want there is a variety of restaurants to choose from to get a full stomach. One of my favorites is Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar where you can grab a stuffed burger and one of their craft beer selections.
Not every day in the spring will lend itself to being outside so on those days head over to Diamond Lanes for a fun day of bowling. They are located off Cranston Road in Beloit and offer open bowling in addition to league options. Even if you don’t enjoy bowling you can still find great food and low prices in their bar and grill area.
Another activity I am looking forward to this spring is the Lacrosse season at Beloit College. Lacrosse is a fast paced sport that is growing around the country but isn’t found in many Midwestern cities yet. Strong Stadium is a great venue for sports and as the weather changes it is the perfect place to be to check out an exciting new sport. Being outside in the fresh spring air cheering on our Buccaneers is just another reason Beloit is great in the spring!