While we love our Atlanta restaurants, sometimes a little picnic is just what the doctor (or perhaps, mayor) ordered. Whether you’re avoiding dining rooms in restaurants or at home, we’ve got Atlanta’s best picnic spots picked out, below.MoreLess
You won't believe the beautiful rapids and duck ponds at Sweetwater Creek State Park, located just west of Atlanta, are so close to visit. Take a hike to Civil War-era ruins, and during spring and summer, rent canoes, stand-up paddleboards and boats—after you pack up your picnic, of course.
Adjacent to the Chattahoochee, Gwinnett County’s Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth has running trails, an historic steel bridge, and ample greenspace.
Just because it's well known doesn't mean there aren't perfect picnic spots just begging for your blanket and basket to pay them a visit. We like the Promenade for its easy proximity to the parking deck and Gardens, but if you want to wander, head towards 10th St. and the Eastern-most side of the lake.
Three miles of trails lead to the ruin of a Civil War-era paper mill, surrounded by a forest, streams and ponds. After your picnic, set your kiddos loose on the boulders and waterfalls that you can find along the trails.
With a wooden covered bridge, historic remnants of the Roswell Mill, and over five miles of trails through a forest and past waterfalls, Vickery Creek promises plenty to do beyond the basket.