The 13 Best Places In Michigan Have An Unforgettable Picnic

The thing about living in Michigan is that we have to spend a good chunk of the year stowed away indoors while Mother Nature does its winter thing. So when springtime comes around, it’s important we embrace it as long as possible. That’s where the picnic comes in. Run to your nearest farmer’s market, stock up on some light, summertime fare, and load that picnic basket or cooler. And while you’re at it, here are some fun, maybe less-travel, places across Michigan where you can picnic.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Before heading off to any of these places, make sure to check and see if there are any day-use fees, as many of these spots are state or federally-operated. We’ve shared some of our great picnicking places, so now’s your turn. Where do you love to picnic in Michigan? Tell us in the comments below!