Grab your blanket and head to these prime picnic spots in Georgia. Food just tastes better outdoors!
Piedmont Park in Atlanta: Piedmont Park has hundreds of great picnic spots, including pavillions, brickstands, tables and more. Want to grill? There are 22 grills provided throughout the park for your use and enjoyment.
Forsyth Park in Savannah: This beloved 30 acre park is nestled in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District, making it the perfect Savannah picnic locale.
University of Georgia North Campus in Athens: Spread out a blanket underneath a magnolia tree or next to Legacy fountain on this historic college campus.
Manchester Railfan Platform in Manchester: This picnic locale was made for train enthusiasts! Each picnic table provides an excellent view of the North-South and East -West mainlines and comes equipped with a scanner, rail line map and electricity.
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area: After walking, biking, canoeing or kayaking through the Augusta Canal National Heritage area, stake out a picnic spot for a peaceful lunch by the water.
Dodge County Public Fishing Area in Eastman: Work up an appetite while fishing this 104-acre lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill (bream), redear sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish. Picnic areas are a short walk from the pier.
Rolater Park in Cave Spring: Enjoy a picnic lunch next to a natural limestone cave and the city’s namesake mineral spring. No need to pack a beverage in your picnic basket, Cave Spring is known for its 99.9 percent pure water. Learn more about Cave Spring here.
Lake Chehaw in Albany: The Georgia Power Dam, built in 1921, forms this 1400 acre lake. After canoeing Lake Chehaw, enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake in the covered picnic area.
Georgia State Parks: All 63 of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites offer perfect picnic spots.
Lauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!