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April 9, 2024 | Fowler Sakey Team

Discover the Best Picnic Spots in Fairfield County, CT

Discover the Best Picnic Spots in Fairfield County, CT

As the weather warms up, there's nothing quite like a picnic to soak in the beauty of Fairfield County, Connecticut's great outdoors. From manicured parks to serene nature preserves, this region offers an abundance of picturesque spots perfect for spreading out a blanket and enjoying a leisurely meal with family and friends.


One standout destination is Weir Farm in Wilton, a historic site that was once home to renowned American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir. Visitors can wander through the farm's lush gardens, hike along scenic trails, and find the perfect picnic spot to take in the tranquil surroundings. 


Other top picks include the expansive Cranbury Park in Norwalk, the serene Tilly Pond Park in Darien, and the scenic Lake Mohegan in Fairfield. For a more traditional park setting, head to Waveny Park in New Canaan or Bisceglie-Scribner Park in Weston, both of which feature well-maintained green spaces and convenient picnic facilities.


Those in search of a day at the beach will also find plenty of options on one of Fairfield County's fantastic beaches. Many of these locations have picnic tables and snack bars in season; or roll out a blanket on the beach and watch the boats come in. Some popular beach picnic spots include Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Shady Beach and Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk,  Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, and Short Beach Park in Stratford.


If you're craving a more rugged outdoor experience, consider Indian Well State Park in Shelton. For a more family-oriented option, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center provides the chance to immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna while also enjoying the onsite animals and exhibits, or just throw a blanket down and enjoy the sunshine at  Abraham Nichols Park in Trumbull.


No matter which picnic spot you choose, you're sure to find a beautiful setting to savor the flavors of spring in Fairfield County, CT. So pack up your basket, gather your loved ones, and get ready to enjoy a true taste of the great outdoors.


Links of Some Our Favorite Picnic Locations in Fairfield County, CT:

1. Weir Farm - Wilton
2. Cranbury Park - Norwalk
3. Tilly Pond Park - Darien
4. Lake Mohegan - Fairfield
5. Waveny Park - New Canaan
6. Bisceglie-Scribner Park - Weston
7. Sherwood Island State Park - Westport
8. Abraham Nichols Park - Trumbull
9. Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Stamford
10. Indian Well State Park - Shelton
11. Eisenhower Park - Milford
12. Seaside Park - Bridgeport
13. Short Beach Park - Stratford
14. Calf Pasture and Shady Beach - Norwalk



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