Best Picnic Spots

VL-Best Place to Picnic (Central Park)

There are many places to dine al fresco in Lancaster County. Spread a blanket, break out the sandwiches and chips, and watch out for ants at these picnic spots.

Breezy View Overlook

A picnic table with a view of the Susquehanna River, Columbia and Chickies Rock. It really is breezy most of the time.

Columbia, PA 17512

East Donegal Township’s Riverfront Park

A sheltered pavilion, boardwalk, wetlands and serene view of the Susquehanna on its slow journey.

Marietta, PA 17547

Lancaster County Central Park

Picnic areas are scattered throughout the 544-acre park. You can dine among woods, along streams or in open grassy fields. Nine trails are nearby. There also are six pavilions available for rent.

Lancaster, PA 17602

Muddy Run Recreation Park

Several picnic areas are sprinkled around this 700-acre Exelon-owned park which includes woods, rolling fields and a 100-acre lake with fishing and canoe rentals.

Holtwood, PA 17532

Pinnacle Overlook

Informal dining on top of the world—or at least high above the Susquehanna River.

Holtwood, PA 17532

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