Summer time is the greatest opportunity to pack up a basket and dine al fresco as a family! Make dinner an outing and an experience as you picnic in one of these top places throughout Metro Detroit.

Waterfront View

Whether you want to get in the water or just enjoy the view, here are some great lake picnic locations.


Picture Perfect Setting

Bring the camera and snap some picnic pictures at these beautiful parks and gardens.


Farmtime Fun

Feed the kids and some farm animals when you have a picnic at the local petting farm.


Admission Required

Pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of fun at these fun local attractions. Admission is required but it’s free if you’re a member!


Bonus – Midtown

A personal favorite not to be overlooked – the Detroit Institute of Arts, there is a creative picnic area along Woodward where we sit and watch people, cars and ‘the train’ pass by in the city’s Cultural Center. Enjoy lunch and then explore the DIA, the Detroit Historical Museum, Michigan Science Center or the Charles H Wright Museum – they are located within a 10 minute walk of each other.