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Twenty Great Metro Detroit Picnic Spots

Picnics are a great way to spend time outdoors with your family. Whether you want to pack an elaborate picnic, do a pack your own adventure, or eat carry out at your destination, we have a great list of metro Detroit picnic locations for you.

A Perfect Fall Metro Detroit Picnic

Grab a blanket, pack your lunch, then head over to some of the best cider mills in Metro Detroit. Fall cider together with fresh donuts are a beloved Michigan tradition. Two of our favorite places to visit include Franklin Cider Mill in addition to Yates, both provide an opportunity to enjoy your picnic by a creek.

Franklin Cider Mill
Franklin Cider Mill

A Lakeside/Water View Picnic

Likewise, metro Detroit has a plethora of beautiful lakefront parks that are perfect for your next picnic. Some of our favorites include Stony Lake Park in Oxford, Bay Court Park in Independence Township, and also Belle Isle in Detroit.

Independence Oaks
Independence Oaks in Clarkston

You may also enjoy:
Robert C. Valade Park in Detroit
Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township
Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston
Spencer Park in Rochester Hills
Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores

Metro Detroit Picnic at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

A Metro Detroit Garden Picnic

Maybe your dream picnic includes being surrounded by flowers together with nature? If so you will love Lafayette Greens, Innovation Hills Park, or Vanhoutte Farms.

You may also like:
Red Oaks Nature Center
Maybury State Park in Northville
E.L. Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills
Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center in Troy

Lafayette Greens is the perfect picnic location in Detroit
Lafayette Greens

Play Play Play

If your dream picnic includes plenty of space for the kids to play, then you will love these metro Detroit parks. A few of our favorites include Booth Park in Birmingham, Fort Fraser, as well as Rochester Municipal Park.

Rochester Municipal Park is the perfect park for a metro Detroit picnic.
Rochester Municipal Park

Other equally great places to visit:
Ford Field Park in Northville
Inglenook Park Southfield
Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park in Commerce Township
Riverside Park in Auburn Hills
Centennial Universal Access Playground in Ann Arbor

Bernadette Manaay
Author: Bernadette Manaay

Bernadette Manaay is a proud mom of two wonderful kids, Ianna and Bernard. She has been married to her husband, Ian, for almost 11 years. Bernadette is a Physical Therapist by profession in Metro Detroit. Her family loves to travel and go camping every summer and early fall. Her desire and passion to document her family's everyday life lead her to become a self-taught photographer. It is very fulfilling to a mom to capture and freeze as many moments as we can because time just flies so fast. See the special memories of her family on her Instagram account: @adetteskyph.