Park picnic recipes and tips

A little creativity can go a long way to helping you plan the perfect fall picnic at Ontario Parks. Check out the Learn to Camp section on the Ontario Parks website for recipe ideas. In the traditional section, for example, you’ll find recipes for bannock, roasted vegetables and Pigs in a Blanket. Those who’ve participated in the Ontario Parks Learn to Camp have added more of their favourites like an easy-to-make Tandoori Chicken, Roasted Eggplant, and even Stuffed Mushrooms with Risotto.

If you love fish, nothing beats a traditional fish fry.  Here’s a Northern Ontario Shore Lunch recipe to try.

Picnic tips
Here are a few suggestions to make your outing enjoyable for all!

  1. 1. Leave your picnic area clean. Take out what you bring in. Do not leave or burn garbage in your campfire.

2. DO NOT bring firewood from home. You could spread insect and plant diseases that threaten park forests.

3. Build a campfire safely. explains how here.

4. Check which parks offer pet exercise and beach areas. Follow pet guidelines.

5. Be safe.  Tell someone where you are going. Know where your closest emergency services are.


And we’d love to hear from you! Be sure to share your great picnic spots and recipes with us on this blog or via facebook, twitter and pinterest.