It’s picnic season and the sun is out! Enjoying a homemade picnic is the perfect way to be social with not just family but also to catch up with friends over good food and drinks. Being able to get outdoors and do some bonding is good for the soul.
If your pantry is fully stocked you don’t even have to spend any money. Simple right?! Plus, having a picnic allows us to escape the pesky electronics for the day. Who doesn’t need to unplug sometimes?
Your meal doesn’t have to be difficult. Prep a simple menu with fruits, veggie trays or go to the local bakery and grab some breads to pair with your favorite cheese and meats for sandwiches. Leave the tablets and video games at home, grab a frisbee and enjoy a picnic at some of these local spots in the Metro- Detroit area.
Hudson Mills Metropark
Located outside of Ann Arbor, Hudson Mills Metropark has over 1500 acres of beautiful greenery to have a picnic. Grab your basket, set up here and afterwards get active with a fun game of tennis or take a 2 mile walk along the nature trial. There is a entry fee of $10 a car.
Lions, tigers, bears and a picnic! Yes, you can have a picnic among the wild. What better way to enjoy finger foods and refreshing summer beverages than being surrounded by wildlife at the Detroit Zoo. Enjoy the exhibits and learn what the animals eat while you enjoy your outdoor meal.
Detroit Institute Of Arts
With beautifully manicured grounds, what’s a more beautiful setting for your next picnic than the DIA? Before viewing some of the most monumental art in the country, why not enjoy the outdoor art and scenery with a picnic style lunch or dinner in shade covered picnic areas.
Groveland Oaks Paradise Island
Take a drive across the bridge to Groveland Oaks Paradise Island and have a evening picnic with the family. Enjoy a skate park and playground with the largest playscape in Oakland county. Oakland county residents get a park discount of $5 for entry. After the picnic go for a walk on some the the beautiful trials or stay into the evening and watch the night sky.
Rolling Hills County Park
Rolling Hills is the ultimate picnic experience because you get everything in one place. There is a 439-acre park that is open year round. After your picnic you and the family can float the lazy river or slide down the water slides. There are also nature trails and a golf course. So pack up the basket and plan to spend an entire day in Washtenaw County.