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
Picnics with Wildlife
Picnics with a Glass of Wine
Picnics with a Soundtrack
Picnic in the Parks

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 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.