The 10 best picnic spots in nyc
Warm, sunny days were made for picnics. From wildlife refuges in the heart of Manhattan to coastal escapes in the outer boroughs, here's our roundup of the 10 best picnic spots that NYC has to offer.
PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN
This whopping 585 acre natural oasis of forested trails and open fields is downright gorgeous & there are picnic spots aplenty.
SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, LONG ISLAND CITY
This outdoor museum on the waterfront boasts 90 varieties of shade-giving trees & an abundance of picnic-friendly patches of grass.
CLOVE LAKES PARK,
This 200-acre park features 3 bodies of water, hiking trails, barbequing areas, playgrounds, & sweeping lawns ideal for picnicking.
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brooklyn bridge park, brooklyn heights
This sprawling waterfront district boasts breathtaking views of Manhattan, recreational areas, picnic spots & a picturesque promenade.
Once a military base & now a national park, this coastal escape in Queens serves up stunning views of Jamaica Bay, New York Harbour & the Manhattan skyline to boot.
FORT TYRON PARK,
This 67-acre landmark serves up spectacular views of the Hudson River, 8 miles of hiking trails, lawns & a gorgeous public garden.
THE HALLET NATURE SANCTUARY, CENTRAL PARK
In this relatively secret spot, you'll find winding paths, pretty gardens & plenty of places to enjoy a more intimate picnic experience.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY
This 172-acre piece of land sits right in the middle of the New York Harbor between Brooklyn and Manhattan and is a picnicker's paradise.
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HUNTER'S POINT SOUTH PARK, LONG ISLAND CITY
This snazzy 30-acre waterfront development has numerous playgrounds, splash pads, & a central green lawn for picnicking.
VAN CORTLANDT PARK,
By far the largest park on the list, Van Cortlandt Park occupies a whopping 1,146 acres of land. There are no shortages of places to enjoy a picnic.
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