National Picnic Day

Lincoln State Park Shelter picnic

Picture this… a red gingham table cloth (with those little plastic clips that keeps it on the table), homemade potato salad, sandwiches piled high with flavorful deli meats and cheese, fried chicken, potato chips, and lemonade. And for desert, angel food cake with fresh fruit from the local farmers market, or delicious dirt pudding. Sound like the perfect summer picnic?

For some, that may work, but for our family, we like to pick up a pizza or our favorite entree to go from a local restaurant.

Whether you land on one end of the spectrum or the other (or somewhere in between), picnics are a great way to step back from the routine and enjoy time together as family and friends, hopefully with a few less techie distractions. (Of course if you’re taking photos, be sure to tag them with #IndianasAbe or #SantaClausIndiana so we can see, too!)

The beautiful grounds and trails inside Lincoln State Park are dotted with picnic tables and great spots for your family to gather. Yellig Park has a shelter house with nearby playground and basketball courts.

Or if you’re like me and fascinated by barges floating down the Ohio River, grab a spot at Rockport Bluff or Lincoln Ferry Park.

Lincoln-Ferry-Park_ picnic

Even if it’s only in your own back yard, get outside and savor the summer. Pack up some food, drinks, and an outdoor game or two, and enjoy the adventure!

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