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Great Picnic Spots In & Near Saratoga Springs

Do you want to go picnicking in Saratoga this spring or summer? Whether you're looking for a romantic afternoon sharing a bottle of wine or a casual outing throwing a frisbee with your family, Saratoga offers gorgeous picnic areas. Get out your checkered blankets and check out some of our favorite spots to picnic in the region.

Congress Park

a gazebo in the middle of a pond in congress park Photo by saratogaphotographer.com

Congress Park is a popular spot to picnic during the spring and summer months. Not only is it conveniently located downtown off Broadway, but it offers a wide range of areas to picnic. Lay your food out near Spit & Spat, or grab one of the picnic tables near the carousel (if you're taking the kiddos along for a picnic, you'll have to ride the carousel at least once). While you're there, make sure to say hello to all of the ducks hanging out in the ponds.

Saratoga Spa State Park

the reflecting pool in spa state park Photo by saratogaphotographer.com

Saratoga Spa State Park offers a wonderful picnic spot, with beautiful scenery and plenty of space throughout. Looking to play some frisbee after a feast with the family? The State Park is the perfect place! Plus, there are a variety of trails where you can enjoy a walk after your lunch. Or, if you're looking for something more low key, schedule a mineral bath for a relaxing afternoon.

Yaddo Gardens


a woman and three kids stand at edge of fountainPhoto by saratogaphotographer.com

Add a little tranquility to your afternoon picnic with a trip to Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga. The gardens have both a rose and rock garden, the perfect setting for a nice summer picnic. They are open to the public seven days a week, from 8:00 am to dusk. This is definitely the spot to go for a romantic summer picnic with a significant other.

Saratoga National Historical Park


a small red house in a field overlooking the valleyPhoto by saratogaphotographer.com

Enjoy a piece of history while spending the day picnicking! There are about 15 miles of roads and wooded trails throughout the Saratoga National Historical Park, along with picnic areas and pavilions for large groups. Take in the wide open space and explore!

Moreau Lake State Park

view of lake from above

If you're in need of a picnic, swim, and hike, Moreau State Park is the park for you! Located in Gansevoort, there are a variety of picnic tables, shaded areas, pavilions, a swimming beach, and more - it's the perfect spot for those hot and humid summer days.

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