A Guide to Great Picnic Spots, Part 2

What’s better than a picnic on a lovely day? Somehow, the food and beverages taste better when you are outdoors with friends, family or that special someone. 

Pack up those sandwiches and plan a day at one of the many scenic sites nearby. Here are a few more of our favorites!

(If you missed Part 1, we’ve got you covered:  https://delawareretiree.com/picnic-spots-an-experts-opinion/)

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge 

Whether you are a birder or not, Prime Hook is a prime location for an outing that is serene and scenic. With plenty of picnic tables and family-friendly trails to explore, you can be assured to discover species of birds you’ve likely never seen before. The refuge gets rave reviews for its unique marshland environment and opportunities to appreciate and learn about migratory birds and the importance of preserving their environment. Just remember to bring your binoculars and sunscreen! 

Lake Gerar 

Just a few blocks from the beach and boardwalk of Rehoboth, Lake Gerar offers shade and a chance to relax while enjoying its 15-acre freshwater lake. Pack your basket, take a blanket, and watch waterfowl. Or, you can cast a line and fish from the pier! Bring the grandkids – there’s a lovely playground on site. At Lake Gerar, you can make a family day, and take a temporary break from the beach while still being close. 

Killens Pond State Park 

A short drive north from Rehoboth and LewWhether you are looking for beach, a wooded escape from the sun, or a lakeview spot facing a lake, there a surprising number of terrific destinations for an outdoor feast.es, Killens Pond offers incredibly diverse recreational opportunities beyond just the picnic. Pavilions are available for rent and include tables, and there are other picnic areas as well. Explore the pond by kayak, or take the family to the park’s unique water park. Killens is a definite must-visit destination! 

Holts Landing State Park 

After your bayside picnic with breathtaking views of the Indian River Bay, choose from hiking the Seahawk Trail or enjoy the park’s beautiful fishing pier specifically designed for the art of crabbing. If you kayak, be sure to check out the bay’s famously boat-friendly waters. If you boat, Holts Landing offers the area’s only 24-hour boat ramp, so fishing enthusiasts can get and early (or late) start! Mussels and clams abound, and people are encouraged to wade the waters in search of them. 

Whether you are looking for beach-side spot, a wooded escape from the sun, or a lakeview seat facing a lake, there’s a surprising number of terrific destinations for the perfect picnic across Southern Delaware.

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