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Two 2021 Toyota RAV4 vehicles driving on a seaside road

Where can I shop for used vehicles with less than 100,000 miles on the odometer in Southern Wisconsin?

Used vehicles under 100000 miles in Southern Wisconsin

The most important step in the vehicle-buying journey is research. It is very important to do your research and decide which vehicle best suits your needs. It becomes even more important when you are buying a pre-owned vehicle. If you live in or around Janesville, WI, and are wondering where to shop for used vehicles with less than 100,000 miles on the odometer- you have come to the right place. Continue reading this blog by Hesser Toyota to learn more about where to buy used vehicles under 100000 miles in Southern Wisconsin.

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Where can I play basketball outside in Rock County, WI?

9 Public Basketball Courts in Janesville, WI

Basketball is a common pastime here in Wisconsin. It’s a good way to work out, stay competitive and spend time outside while being active. In Janesville, we have numerous parks that are equipped with basketball courts. Are you looking for a place to play a game of pick-up ball, one-on-one, HORSE or a family game of hoops near Janesville, WI? Continue reading below to learn about nine public, outdoor basketball courts in Janesville and Rock County, WI!

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Make the Most of Fall by Visiting These Local Attractions

Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards near Janesville, WI

Here in Wisconsin, when we think about Fall, we imagine trees changing colors, visiting pumpkin patches, exploring corn mazes and picking apples. Autumn only comes around once a year, so make the most of it by throwing on your favorite flannel, brewing up a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and loading up your Toyota with family and friends and heading to a few local pumpkin patches, apple orchards and other local attractions to have a gourd time! Continue reading below to learn more about places to visit this fall in Janesville, WI.

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What can I do outside this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Things to Do During the Fall of 2020 in Janesville, WI

These past few months have been trying for some, as they have called for us to stay home, cancel travel plans and adjust to life during a global pandemic. It is important to take some time to enjoy Wisconsin outdoors before seasons change and winter is upon us. Continue reading below to learn about things you can do during the fall of 2020 to enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer.

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Fun Activities for Independence Day at Home

Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate 4th of July at Home

With confirmed COVID-19 cases increasing every day, it is important to make an effort to social distance and avoid crowds, even when it comes to celebrating Independence Day. While celebrating the Fourth of July typically involves gathering with friends and family to watch fireworks, attend parades or head to the lake, this year many families will find themselves safely celebrating at home. So, if you are planning on staying home for your Independence Day celebration, check out a few family-friendly activities below!

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Enjoy the Hiking Trails in Janesville!

Hiking Trails in Janesville, Wisconsin

Do you enjoy getting outdoors and going for hikes? Lucky for you, there are several hiking trails near Janesville, WI. Whether you’re interested in spending an afternoon on the trails and enjoying Wisconsin’s nature, or you want to take on a multi-day trek, you don’t have to travel far! Between city parks and the state’s infamous Ice Age National Scenic Trail, there are a variety of hiking opportunities in the Janesville area—around 30 miles of trails! To learn more about hiking trails near you, continue reading below!

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Irish Pubs and Restaurants to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up fast and it’s time to start planning your festivities. Living in Wisconsin, many of us enjoy a good beer so what better way to celebrate than by visiting an Irish pub or restaurant. Each of these places offers a variety of beers and traditional Irish dishes. Keep reading for our top picks for Irish pubs and restaurants to visit on St. Patrick’s Day. Read the rest of this entry >>

Football statium with lights on and text box reading Places to Watch the Packer Game in Janesville, WI

Places to Watch the Packer Game in Janesville, WI

Sports Bars and Pubs in Janesville, WI

This NFL season, the Green Bay Packers have pulled off a winning record under the instruction of rookie coach, Matt La Fleur. As the regular season has closed, anticipation for the playoffs builds. Since the Packers have clinched the NFC North with a 13-3 record, they will play the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau on Jan. 12, 2020 at 5:40 p.m. Read the rest of this entry >>

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2019 Trick-or-Treat Times in Janesville, WI

As we reach the midpoint of October, many parents and children start thinking more and more about the end of the month as Halloween is quickly approaching. With probably more children than adults looking forward to the special day when they get to dress up and scour the neighborhood in search of candy and treats. Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year and even if you don’t participate in dressing up in a costume or go door-to-door trick-or-treating, it is still fun. Be prepared this year and know when to expect all the trick-or-treaters. Here are the 2019 Trick-or-Treat times in Janesville, WI. Be safe, have fun and try not to eat too much candy.  Read the rest of this entry >>