Late Summer Picnic Spots

OH NO! It’s already mid-August and our beautiful summer is slipping away. If you are racking your brain trying to think of some fun activities to do with the kids before the head back to school… may we suggest a nice relaxing picnic? Whether you prefer the sun or the shade, we have some great options to consider.

Island Lake State Park has several picnic spots to choose from:

  • The beach at Kent Lake is surrounded by acres of grassy picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and grills.
  • The Spring Mill Pond is also a great choice with sand volleyball courts, and grills for cooking up your favorite summertime foods.
  • The Meadow Picnic Area is the site of the Balloon Port in the state park system, with early morning and late evening launches.

Kensington Metropark can provide the perfect setting for your next picnic, with 15 reservable picnic shelters, as well as playgrounds, ball diamonds, and tables throughout the park.
Check out these spots within the park… just to name a few.

  • North Martindale picnic area has a covered shelter that seats up to 96 people, volleyball courts, beach access, and a playground area. 
  • Possum Hollow has a covered picnic shelter that holds up to 120 people and volleyball courts.
  • Turtlehead can accommodate 150 picnic goers, has a swingset available, and a view of the water.

Brighton Recreation Area

  • This area has two beautiful picnic areas for those who just want to sit and enjoy a quiet meal. However, for the more adventurous folk, the park also has 39 miles of trail for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Doesn’t that sound great?

C’mon...get out your picnic basket, fill it up with yummy stuff, and check out one of these special spots!