Nature April 03, 2017
9 Picnic Perfect Florida Hikes That Will Make Your Spring Complete
What’s the perfect way to spend a perfect spring day? A walk and a picnic in beautiful surroundings will bring you peace and relaxation. These parks also have plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
This beautiful park offers trails, splash pads, playgrounds, a miniature train ride, and of course, plenty of picnic pavilions. Don't miss this perfect picnic spot if you're near Fort Myers.
2. Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa
This is one of the most popular parks in Hillsborough County, with paths and even an observation tower where visitors get a good view of Florida's wild side.
3. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast
The jaw-dropping scenery at this park will seal it as one of your lifelong favorites. The gorgeous beaches and romantic gardens here make for very memorable picnic settings.
4. Philippe Park, Safety Harbor
Here's a fun fact: This park was named for the man who brought grapefruit to Florida, Count Odet Philipe. The area around the park was once Philippe's plantation, and he's buried in an unknown location within the park. This park is not only historic, it's a beautiful piece of Old Tampa Bay and the perfect place for a picnic.
5. Spanish River Park, Boca Raton
Incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway, scenic beaches, and walking paths make this a charming spot for a picnic any day.
6. Lake Seminole Park, Seminole
This spot is perfect for a family outing and centrally located for several cities, including Largo, Seminole, and St. Petersburg. There's plenty to do here, with playgrounds and recreational areas, plus water activities on Lake Seminole.
7. Sandsprit Park, Stuart
This relaxing waterfront park has a long boardwalk for fishing, several picnic tables, pavilions, and a playground.
8. Trimble Park, Mount Dora
Adventure is waiting around every corner at this Orange County park in lovely Mount Dora. Not only can you picnic, you can even camp at the park (tent and RV camping available).
9. A.L. Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs
Unlike Lakes Regional Park, this gorgeous wooded waterfront park is dog-friendly. Enjoy a meal with a view of Lake Tarpon and Salmon Bay, without the cost of a fancy waterfront restaurant.
Have you visited any of these parks? What’s your favorite place for a picnic?