Outdoor Activities

We want to foster an appreciation of the natural world, help build meaningful relationships, and ensure the outdoors are inclusive of everyone.

Some students arrive to campus with a love of the outdoors, while others acquire it while they are here. All equipment required to participate in our programs and activities is free. The only thing a student needs to bring to our outdoor recreation programs is a desire to explore.


Local Opportunities

Beloit College is surrounded by local and state parks where our students can explore the outdoors. Here’s a sampling:

  • Parks within the city of Beloit: Here’s a listing of Beloit’s more than 40 parks.
  • Big Hill Park: One of Beloit’s most scenic sites! Located on the bluffs of the Rock River, this 190-acre park boasts nature and hiking trails, an environmental education center, restrooms, cross-country ski trails, softball, sand volleyball and a scenic overlook with spectacular vistas. Free Admission.
  • Trails: Beloit offers great access to biking, hiking, birding and water trails.
  • Rock Cut State Park: Located about 30 minutes from campus, Rock Cut provides the opportunity to do everything from camping, swimming, exploring trails, to picnicking.

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