How to picnic like a pro

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Everything tastes better outside

Picnics and parks go hand in hand! Here are just a few of the benefits of sharing a special meal outdoors with friends and family:

  • Everything tastes better outside.
  • Supplement vitamin D naturally by picnicking in the sun.
  • Entertain without cleaning your house—before and after the party!
  • Cheap romantic date.
  • Unlike some restaurants, no dress codes.
  • Pick your own view and your own distractions.
  • Unplug from technology.
  • Play yard games before, during, or after your meal.
  • Being outdoors is a natural stress reliever.

When you live in Minnesota, picnicking isn't just for summer! Here are some helpful tips.

  1. Planning a Winter Picnic, Kurt Mead, Interpretive Naturalist at Tettegouche State Park
  2. 10 Tips to a Perfect Picnic, Kelsey Olson, Interpretive Naturalist at Sibley State Park
  3. 10 Great Places for a Picnic, Jeremy Darst, Interpretive Naturalist at Whitewater State Park
  4. Campfire Cooking, Diane Hedin, Interpretive Naturalist at William O’Brien State Park
  5. Games to Play on Your Picnic, Megan Johnsen, Interpretive Naturalist at St. Croix State Park
  6. Picnicking by Bike, John Fylpaa, Interpretive Naturalist at Lake Bemidji State Park