How to Host the Perfect Picnic

How to Host the Perfect Picnic

Enjoying the fresh air and sunshine is a great way to enjoy friends and family and what better way than at a picnic.

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What a great time with the fall weather upon us to get out and enjoy our family and friends in nature. Now that we are familiar with physical distancing and keeping ourselves and others safe, why not plan a picnic!

Steps for hosting the perfect picnic:

  • Pick the perfect spot
  • Pick up some delicious food
  • Have fun! and practice safety guidelines
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STEP #1: Pick the perfect spot

Here is a list of some local favorites!


La Salle Park is a waterfront community gathering place with a historic pavilion, trails, a wading pool & a splash pad.

Hidden Valley Park has numerous features, including six picnic areas, a baseball diamond, nature trails, playground, and splash pad.

Spencer Smith Park is a park in downtown Burlington, Ontario located on the shore of Lake Ontario.


Bronte Creek Provincial Park is busy with its camping, outdoor pool, hiking, picnic shelters, and farm area for the kids and adults.

Lions Valley Park has hiking, fishing & picnicking as popular activities in this park with hilly trails, a creek & lawn.


Confederation Beach Park have go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, a swimming pool, splash pad, volleyball & basketball courts and banquet hall.

Fifty Point Conservation is the place to be for a swim in Lake Ontario, family camping or a picnic for groups of any size.

Christie Lake offers hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing to biking, picnicking and even disc golf! One of the most beautiful lake settings on the Niagara Escarpment.

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STEP #2: Pick up some delicious food

Here are some delicious & local picnic-friendly take-out & food deals!


The Platter Company simplified easy gourmet food delivered or ready for pick up perfect for a picnic with disposable cutlery made from sugar cane and napkins from recycled material.

Block Co. A selection of charcuterie prepared by their local Charcutier, paired with a delicious assortment of cheeses.

Joe Dogs has a wide selections of salads, burgers, and wings

Burlington Centre Farmers Market start the morning shopping from the vendors and gather the perfect afternoon picnic of fresh local produce.


Sandwich Society has packed picnic lunches with authentic Tuscan style sandwiches. One of the freshest sandwiches in Oakville!

Oakville Civitan Farmers Market is located at Dorval Crossing East (southeast corner of Dorval & North Service Roads, just north of the QEW).

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Figs & Honey "to go" boxes are the perfect gift for all special occasions, girls’ nights, picnics and date nights. These boxes are packed with seasonal charcuterie made the same day and can be delivered or picked up.

Heal Wellness so fresh so clean smoothies, smoothie bowls, waffles and more

Hamilton Farmers Market in Jackson Square one of Hamilton’s oldest and most cherished traditions with over 50 vendors.

Punch Bowl Market & Bakery Stoney Creek Their pies are made from only the finest ingredients, locally grown fruit, and even their very own home-grown rhubarb from traditional family recipes. They also have quiche, and pot pies!

What better way to end a picnic than with pie!

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Practice Safety Guidelines - We want to continue being considerate of others and our own families health and well being in social activities, so be sure to check the physical distancing guidelines for the area you choose to picnic.

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