It’s springtime, the perfect opportunity to start planning that family vacation you’ve been dreaming about, a getaway with your significant other or a chance to reunite with friends. As the chill of winter melts away, Shelbyville & Simpsonville, Kentucky, blossoms with a number of springtime activities that the whole group can enjoy.

There is no better way to take in the warmer temperatures than by embracing the outdoors. Shelbyville offers the very best in camping opportunities. A gateway to the county’s largest lake, Guist Creek Marina & Campground provides the very best in camping accommodations. With prime campsites for every situation, its effortless to reconnect with nature whether you’re in a tent or an RV. Bring your own kayak or rent a canoe from the campground to explore the lake at your leisure. From the lake, paddlers can experience the area’s beautiful scenery, taking in the rural countryside and glimpsing the deers and other wildlife that tend to hang around the water’s edge.

For those a bit more adventurous, plan a visit to Shelby Trails Park for horseback riding lessons. The one-hour tour surrounds you with tranquility as you are guided through gorgeous hiking trails with scenic views. For more intimate moments; if two feet are more your comfort zone, Red Orchard Park has spectacular walking trails to discover and explore.

If you’re looking for leisure and love a good deal, ShelbyKY has you covered. Home to about 100 choice designer stores, including Michael Kors, Fossil, Nike, Children’s place to name a few, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is a shopper’s paradise. Those who aim to find a special collectible or unique piece for a souvenir, can head to historic downtown Shelbyville to shop the dozens of one-of-a-kind boutiques like Give A Chance Boutique (perfect for animal lovers looking for quality pet supplies and décor) and Polka Dotted Pineapple (where you can find some of the spectacular hats, popular at the Kentucky Derby).

Picky eaters and foodies alike will appreciate dinner at JT’s Pizza & Subs. This diner has been serving the best pizza and traditional sandwiches for more than 25 years. With its mouthwatering garlic bread and season crust, we highly recommend ordering extras for a late-night snack back at the campgrounds.

End the night at Serendipity Kandy Kitchen for an abundance of delicious desserts to enjoy while you explore the downtown area. With over-the-top varieties of classic chocolate creations such as the chocolate dipped Twinkie filled with chocolate chip cookie dough or the classic bourbon Twinkie, you’re sure to leave with more than you can handle.

Spring break is right around the corner, so don’t wait to plan your group’s trip. Escape from the daily grind and dreary weather back home with a spring break vacation in beautiful ShelbyKY.



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