Plan a relaxing day outdoors at one of these 10 beautiful spots!
Once springtime rolls around, everyone is ready to get outside. There's no better way to spend a weekend afternoon than in the warm sunshine— especially in the spring and summer with the blossoming flowers and a nice cool breeze. Having a picnic with friends or family is a simple, yet wonderful way to spend the day. Are you ready? All you need is some great food, good company, a comfy blanket, and then pick one of the ten spots below to plan your perfect picnic.
1. Bicentennial Commons
100 South Carmody Blvd. | Middletown, OH 45044
Located along the Great Miami Riverway, this 11-acre park overlooks the Great Miami River. There is plenty of green space for a picnic, brick paved walkways, and biking/walking trails ready to explore.
2. Rotary Park
208 High Street | Hamilton, OH 45011
This park is located in the middle of Downtown Hamilton below the StreetSpark mural, Taking Flight. There are a few patio tables and some open greenery available for picnicking, with the added bonus of street art and sculptures.
3. Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S College Avenue | Oxford, OH 45056
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The gardens at Oxford's Community Art Center are gorgeous year round, and makes a great picnic spot for the spring and summer. During the center's open hours, you can even check out their art galleries before or after.
4. Rentschler Forest
Experience all nature has to offer in over 400 acres of woodland, wetland, and more at this beautiful park in Fairfield. With so much to explore, there are plenty of picnic opportunities.
5. The Square at Union Centre
9285 Centre Pointe Drive | West Chester, OH 45069
A beautiful spot in the heart of West Chester, and the home to the West Chester Farmers Market. The Square is a great picnic spot if you want to stay in the city.
6. Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row | Liberty Township, OH 45069
Liberty Center is your destination for food, shopping, and outdoor fun all within walking distance. Enjoy their DORA drinks, grab a good meal and sit outside in one of two outside areas; The Park or The Square.
7. Harbin Park
1300 Hunter Road | Fairfield, OH 45014
This park features a variety of picnic shelters, picnic tables, a scenic overlook of Fairfield, and is known for their mountain-biking trails. It's a great spot to have a meal after hiking or biking the trails.
8. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
1763 Hamilton Cleves Road | Hamilton, OH 45013
A popular outdoor spot in Hamilton, featuring over 300 acres of rolling hills, ponds and valleys. There are plenty of scenic places that are perfect for a picnic blanket, with the added bonus of over 80 monumental sculptures to admire.
9. Governor's Square Park
Central Avenue & S Broad Street | Middletown, OH 45042
Located in the heart of Downtown Middletown, this park features multiple picnic tables and is within walking distance of different activities. Jammin' is the vibrant musical mural and the park's focal point.
10. VOA Park
7850 VOA Park Drive | West Chester, OH 45069
This park is perfect for picnicking, hiking, fishing and more. Here you can find a ton of open green space, picnic tables, a stocked fishing lake, paved trails and even a designated area for your pup.