North Dakota March 13, 2017
The 8 Best Places In North Dakota To Go On An Unforgettable Picnic
Spring is just around the corner and even though the North Dakota weather hasn’t quite decided if winter is over yet or not, many of us are itching to get back outdoors. One of the easiest ways to get outside that pretty much anyone can do is go on a picnic. Luckily, this state has plenty of perfect places that will make any picnic an unforgettable one. Here are 8 of them:
1. Graham Island
This island is located on Devils Lake and has the perfect scenic views, tranquil setting, and convenient picnic tables right by the water that are the best ingredients for a wonderful afternoon picnic. The swaying trees and calm waters that will surround you here are the best for a family outing.
2. Lindenwood Park
This large park in Fargo, ND has dense trees surrounding a beautiful area. It has fantastic spots for an outdoor lunch, and even camping for a more extended outing.
3. Oxbow Overlook
Enjoy a picnic next to one of the most breathtaking views in the entire state. The Oxbow Overlook is a great spot to pull off the road and just enjoy the scenery. This is definitely a place you'll want to bring your camera to capture the majestic landscape surrounding the Little Missouri River that helped create it. The overlook is located in the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park just south of Watford City, ND.
4. Lake Sakakawea
With positively stunning sights like this, many areas along Lake Sakakawea make perfect picnic spots. State parks like Fort Stevenson State Park, Lewis and Clark State Park, and Lake Sakakawea State Park have everything you'd need for a great outing.
5. Fort Abraham Lincoln
The historic Fort Abraham Lincoln and the natural beauty that surrounds it makes a wonderful place to take a wicker basket and a blanket out on a lovely day. While you're there you can enjoy touring the fort itself, plus other historic sites like the On-A-Slant Village. The park is located about 7 miles south of Mandan, ND.
6. Icelandic State Park
The Icelandic State Park has a nature experience you wont forget and what better way to see it than a pleasant lunch on the lakeside? The park is located about 5 miles west of Cavalier, ND.
7. Sheyenne State Forest
Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the forest by heading out to North Dakota's amazing Sheyenne State Forest. The forest has wonderful hiking trails, as well, including one that goes to North Dakota's only natural waterfall. These trees fill a river valley found just south of Valley City, ND.
8. Lake Metigoshe
The ever-popular Lake Metigoshe is a terrific spot for any picnic. The sights of the lake and the pretty scenery of the Turtle Mountains all around it will certainly be unforgettable, especially with some homemade snacks to go along with it! This park is located about 14 miles northeast of Bottineau, ND.
Where is your favorite picnic spot in North Dakota? There are plenty more parks in the state that would be perfect along with these –
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