While it’s true that you can have an enjoyable picnic almost anywhere outdoors, there are certain places you can picnic in Ohio that will give you a beautifully memorable experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere for two or a fun-filled family destination, the following locations are what we consider to be some of the best places in Ohio to picnic.
1) Brandywine Falls (Cuyahoga Valley National Park)
Arguably Ohio's most beloved water, Brandywine Falls, provides the most picturesque, refreshing backdrop for a picnic.
2) Old Man's Cave (Hocking Hills State Park)
For a more adventurous picnic (free of the amenity of a picnic table) pick a spot to sit near the caves or falls at what we consider to be Ohio's favorite hiking spot.
3) Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks features an array of parks, such as Euclid Creek Reservation (pictured) that provide an ideal, quiet atmosphere for a picnic.
4) Squire's Castle (Willoughby, Cleveland Metroparks)
Within the Cleveland Metroparks is a lovely, small castle that provides a romantic backdrop for a picnic date or an adventure the whole family can enjoy.
5) Schiller Park (German Village)
Columbus' beloved German Village holds a gem of a park for a picnic, (and if you're lucky enough, you might be able to catch some Shakespeare in the park.)
6) Topiary Park (Columbus)
Observe creatively shaped shrubbery at this unique park in Columbus while you enjoy your lunch.
7) Mill Creek Park (Youngstown)
This quaint metropolitan park is a true gem in the heart of Youngstown, and an ideal spot for picnicking.
8) Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark (Dayton)
This beautiful park within the Five Rivers Metroparks offers yet another gorgeous location for a picnic.
9) The Loveland Castle (Loveland)
The gardens of this hand-built historic castle near Cincinnati provide an unbelievably beautiful backdrop for a picturesque picnic.
10) Wildwood Metropark and Toledo Botanical Garden
This is hands-down the best picnic location in the Toledo area.
11) Alms Park (Cincinnati)
This charming park in Cincinnati offers a peaceful picnic atmosphere.
What do you think about these location? What other places in Ohio would you recommend for an unforgettable picnic?