Connecticut's Perfect Picnic Spots Last Updated: November 2023
Pack a picnic lunch or dinner and head out to these inviting spots all over Connecticut. Some have picnic tables, some have grills, but all offer an opportunity for a unique and memorable outdoor dining experience.
Before you pack, be sure to check each location's website for new safety guidelines and event updates.
Picnics with a View
Next to great food and great company, one of the main ingredients of the perfect picnic is an amazing view. Here are a few spots in Connecticut where the scenery might just be as delicious as the meal.
Picnics with Wildlife
Want to take a walk on the wild side? Have a picnic at these nature spots where wildlife, birds and even dinosaurs may be joining you.
Picnics with a Glass of Wine
Pack a lunch or an afternoon snack and head out on the trail — the Connecticut Wine Trail, that is. Here are few of the wineries around the state that welcome picnics on their picturesque properties.
Picnics With a Soundtrack
Nothing is better on a summer night than listening to great music in the great outdoors. These annual festivals and events are ideal for dinner picnics. Be on the lookout for their reopening dates!
Picnic in the Parks
Connecticut’s state parks have lovely areas for picnics, hiking and other outdoor activities. Here’s a list of Connecticut state parks with picnic areas.