Picnic Planner

What's your idea of the perfect picnic? Whether it's foie gras and Chardonnay at a secluded site or just a bucket of fast-food chicken at a neighborhood park, here's where to spread your blanket and fill your basket--plus some backup plans.

Updated: June 18, 2001


A Southern Season

Hwy 15-501, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Wine, fabulous food baskets and chocolate treats galore.

Picnic Spots

William B Umstead State Park

1800 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27675

Get active, get hungry, find a great spot for a picnic.

Lake Crabtree County Park

1400 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560

Take a short drive, rent a boat and picnic on the shore.

Sarah P Duke Gardens

426 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

One of the most tranquil settings in the Triangle is perfect for afternoon eats.

Rain Checks

Museum-Life & Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607