• Get Lost in Skelly’s Corn Maze
Skelly’s Farm Market just outside of Janesville has something for all age ranges. Take a relaxing wagon ride around the farm and search for the perfect Jack-o-Lantern in their 20-acre pumpkin patch for a low-key morning. If you are up for more of an adventure, you can challenge your sense of direction in their two corn mazes – one of which they deem impossible and provide an emergency phone number if you lose all hope of getting out. Once you have had your fill of fun, top the day off which a fresh baked apple turnover from their farm kitchen.
(image from www.skellysfarmmarket.com)
• Enjoy an Afternoon in the Orchard at Apple Hut
Pack a picnic with your favorite wine and cheese for an afternoon of apple picking at Apple Hut Apple Orchard in Beloit. Choose between picking the apples yourself for an extra special experience or grab a pre-picked bag of your favorite variety. Don’t forget to stop at their charming gift shop to pick up one (or three if we’re being honest) of Fritz’s famous Cider Donuts!
(photo from Apple Hut Facebook page)
• Bike the Glacial River Trail
Enjoy the tranquility of Southern Wisconsin as you bike the Glacial River Trail. While the full trail stretches over 50 miles across Rock, Jefferson and Dodge Counties, shorter routes are an option for those with families or the stamina of a small child. Regardless of your skill level, you are sure to enjoy the easy ride that winds through open prairies and groves of trees.
(photo from www.pinterest.com)
• Rejuvenate at Rotary Botanical Gardens
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find your happy place at Janesville’s Rotary Botanical Gardens. As you wander through their 24 different garden styles, you will be surrounded by the fall colors and inspiration for your own home. By the end of your time there, you will feel as though you have traveled across the world from Japan to England.
(photo from www.weddingspot.com)
• Unwind at Timber Hill Winery
One of Wisconsin’s newest wineries, Timber Hill Winery in Milton is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with friends. They offer both wine tastings and wine by the glass – which is a great combination for the indecisive who want to try multiple varieties before picking their favorite.
• Get Spooked at the Lincoln-Tallman House
Known as a historical landmark in Janesville, the Lincoln-Tallman House offers a uniquely Rock County experience. This October the Rock County Historical Society is showing the home in a spookier light. Take a trip back in time as you tour the home and explore the mysteries within. Try not to scream as your guided through the three-level mansion to discover the evil that lurks within.
(photo from Rock County Historical Society)
Find more fall Rock County experiences at https://www.rockcounty.org/.