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Mark your calendars! Starting March 14th, 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 8 things to do at Shelby Farms Park with your extra hour of sunlight.

  1. Bring your workout to the great outdoors with free, socially-distant Get Outside! Fitness classes! 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! The schedule can be found here.

  2. Looking to see more of the Park? 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. Find trail tips and learn more here.

  3. 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.

  4. Celebrate and enjoy food in the great outdoors at our Park pavillions! There’s no better combo for a picnic than fresh air and fresh food. Learn more and find pavillion forms here.

  5. Rather have someone else make the food for you? Order online from Cheffie's Cafe + Market or make a reservation at Coastal Fish Company! 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. For more information and updates, be sure to check out Cheffie's here or Coastal Fish Company's here.

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

  7. 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.

  8. And finally, Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Axe Throwing opened on March 6th! Swing into spring and traipse through trees on these obstacle courses and ziplines or grab your hatchets and stick the target in the beautiful forests of Shelby Farms Park! Learn more and book your session here.

Make the most of your day, every day, and spend your extra hours with us at Shelby Farms Park this spring!

Stay safe and healthy, Park fans!

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