slow down and relish a meal outdoors
Here in Prescott, we are very fortunate to have virtually 9 months of the year for indulging in outdoor pleasures. And whether you live here or are just visiting, one of the most lovely ways to take a break and while away a few hours is to enjoy a meal outdoors, in a quiet spot away from the chaos. Be it an elaborate feast with wine and prepared menu items, or just a quick collection of munchables in a cool chest, I can't think of anything more pleasurable.
It's a special way to spend time with those you love. Or new friends that haven't seen the trails and views in Prescott. Sometimes getting to the perfect spot is half the fun. And, honestly, stealing away to a favorite spot for some solo time with a book and a slow meal under a tree sounds devine.
To get the party started, we collected a list of some of our favorite destinations.
Scroll down to check it out.
And soon we'll be adding resource links for visitors (or locals who need some fresh ideas) on where to go to stock your picnic basket. Stay tuned for that!
Got a Suggestion?
We'd love to here your suggestion of a spot not listed and we'll check it out.
Picnic spots in prescott
~ In and Around Town ~
Watson Lake (and the Dells):
Boulders, views, boating, trails, and picnic areas.
Boating, a bird sanctuary, and picnic areas.
Small tree shaded lake, trails, horseshoe pits, picnic tables.
80 downtown acres of open space and a picnic area.
Granite Creek Park:
Sand volleyball, bike pump track, right downtown.
Very large shaded grassy area off of Whiskey Row.
~ Further Afield ~
Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding...
Granite Basin Lake
Fishing, camping, grilling at the foot of Granite Mountain.
Groom Creek Area
Camping, horseback riding and picnicking in the cool pines.
Bouldering, trails, and a picnic ramada.
Mountain bike and hiking trails and Highlands Center for Natural History.
Hint: click the location name to view their website.
Looking for more info?
You can read our 11 Picnic Spots blog post, get 2 bonus links, and comment there too. We'd love to hear what you think of the spots on this list and any other suggested listings.