5 must-have items for your picnic basket

Ontario’s provincial parks all offer FREE day-use on July 21, 2017, and our parks have all sorts of events planned, from treasure hunts to zumba to campfire singalongs!

And all that fun is sure to make you hungry.

Whether a romantic tête–à–tête by the river or a family reunion on the beach, Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day is a picnic-perfect event.

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Top 10 spots for a family picnic

It’s the perfect time to pack a picnic and spend a relaxing afternoon at Ontario Parks. Without the summer crowds, it’s a snap to find a quiet picnic shelter, table or spot for your blanket and basket.

Here are ten parks with gorgeous picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres.

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Fall picnics are for lovers

With the kids back in school, September is the perfect time to pack a picnic-for-two and spend a day at Ontario Parks. Here are ten parks with romantic picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres. Need picnic recipe ideas?  Check this Park Blog post, Park picnic recipes and tipsContinue reading Fall picnics are for lovers

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. Continue reading Park picnic recipes and tips

Day trips at Ontario Parks 

Looking for easy ways to escape the heat this summer? Head to Ontario Parks. Many provincial parks are an hour drive from urban areas. Think about purchasing a Summer Daily Vehicle Seasonal Pass for just $125.00, valid from April 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015 and enjoy a summer of family fun. Here are three day trip ideas to get you started: Continue reading Day trips at Ontario Parks