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Daylight Saving Time Is around the Corner

Mark your calendars! Starting March 11th, we will all have one extra hour of daylight. Spend it wisely and use those 60 minutes doing something fun and active with us at Shelby Farms Park!

Here are 10 things to do at Shelby Farms Park with your extra hour of sunlight.

  1. Squeeze in that workout that you just haven’t had the time for! We all know it’s hard to get motivated to get fit after a busy day when it’s dark before dinner. So use this extra bit of daylight to finally get around to it! Join us for a free Get Outside! Fitness class. The schedule can be found here.

  2. Group workouts not your thing? Ride a bike or take a hike on the Shelby Farms Greenline! With more time on your hands, there’s no reason not to hit these 10+ miles of trail and get the most out of your day. Get more details here or find your bike here.

  3. Bring the whole family! Daylight saving time affects the kids too, so why not bring them along. Hit up the Woodland Discovery Playground and let the kids enjoy the extra hour jumping and climing and having fun being a kid.. Get more details here.

  4. If your kids are too old for the playground, don’t worry! You can still enjoy some family fun with a Trekker Family Hike while learning about Park history, birds, buffaloes, and more from one of our Park docents. Held on the third Sunday of every month, this is the perfect way to spend your extra bit of time with the family. Learn more here.

  5. And don’t forget about the pup! Let go of the leash and let your dog enjoy the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park.  Find some fresh air for everyone! Be sure to give our rules and tips a glance here before visiting.

  6. Tired of being stuck inside during chilly, dark winter evenings? Pack a picnic for dinner! There’s no better combo than fresh air and fresh food, so get a group together and rent a pavilion to optimize your day and get outside! We have all been waiting for the day its not dark around five or six and it’s finally here, so don’t waste a moment of it!

  7. Rather have someone else make the food for you? Head to The Kitchen BIstro! You can still enjoy an excellent meal outdoors on our fabulous open-air porch overlooking Hyde Lake. Watch the sun set an hour later with some fine dining or a cocktail. Be sure to check out their menu.

  8. Don’t forget that once it warms up, you can start using your extra spring hours doing even more at Shelby Farms Park. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard! Go fishing! We have 20+ lakes and ponds, so don’t hesitate to hit the water this spring! See all your options here.

  9. Warmer weather and longer days means it will also be perfect conditions to hit the trails and go horseback riding here at Shelby Farms Park. Learn how to saddle up here.

  10. And finally, Go Ape on our treetop adventure, which will re-open starting in March! Swing into spring and traipse through trees on these obstacle courses and ziplines. Learn how to book your session here.


With so much to do, there’s no reason to stay cooped up inside! Make the most of your day, every day, and spend your extra hours with us at Shelby Farms Park this spring!

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