There's nothing quite like spreading out a blanket on some fresh, green grass and enjoying an outdoor meal with family or friends. If that sounds like your perfect way to spend the day, you'll probably be looking forward to National Picnic Month, which happens in July each year. So dust off that picnic basket and be ready to pack it your favorite picnic treats to do your part in celebrating the age-old tradition of summertime picnics.
But what if you will be away from home this July, shopping for your next home in the Baltimore area? Never fear, our real estate agents have you covered. There are lots of great places to celebrate National Picnic Month in our area, including these five parks around Baltimore:
- Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive
A lovely and popular Baltimore spot for a picnic, Druid Hill Park is a scenic, 745-acre city park. You can celebrate National Picnic Month at any of its many lovely picnic spots, enjoying the natural beauty of the land and the park's reservoir. After your meal, there are trails, botanic gardens, and a conservatory to explore if you wish, and the park is also home to the Maryland Zoo.
- Federal Hill Park, 300 Warren Ave.
Another lovely Baltimore park perfect for celebrating National Picnic Month is Federal Hill Park. A favorite spot for locals and city visitors alike, this lovely park offers one of the best views of the city, along with trails, a basketball court, and a gated family playground.
- Sherwood Gardens, 4310 Underwood Road
A beautiful oasis, full of greenery and beautiful flowers, Sherwood Gardens provides a stunning backdrop for a National Picnic Month celebration. This Baltimore park is particularly well-suited for a romantic picnic lunch with your significant other but can be a great spot for a family picnic as well.
- Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd.
One of Baltimore's oldest parks, Carroll Park is a great place to make a day—or even a weekend—of celebrating National Picnic Month. This park features lots of great picnic spots, athletic fields, trails, gardens, a great playground, a skateboard and bike park, and a nine-hole golf course, among other attractions and activities.
- Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave.
Cylburn Arboretum is a lovely place for a picnic. A nature preserve and city park spanning about 207 acres, it has plenty to offer for your National Picnic Month observance, including nature trails that wind through woodlands that are home to rare trees, wildflowers, and native plants. You can picnic under the park's lovely trees or in one of its picturesque gazebos. Be sure to allow plenty of time to explore after your meal to enjoy the tranquil and beautiful landscape.
These five Baltimore parks are just a small sampling of the many lovely places around the city to celebrate National Picnic Month. If you would like more information about where to go and what to see when you're in town shopping Baltimore homes for sale, feel free to contact us. We're always happy to help new or potential Baltimore area residents discover the many reasons why our city is a great place to call home.