Ready to relax and enjoy a change of scenery this summer? Grab a blanket, pack a lunch, and check out some of the best spots for a picnic in the Philadelphia suburbs.

picnic pavillion at Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park

Nestled in Newtown Square, Ridley Creek State Park is a hidden gem perfect for a serene summer picnic. This 2,600-acre park features 14 different picnic areas, hundreds of picnic tables, and is dog-friendly, making it a great spot for families and pet owners alike. With 13 miles of marked hiking trails, you can even enjoy a nice long walk after you eat. Whether you’re exploring the park’s lush landscapes or simply relaxing at a picnic table, Ridley Creek State Park offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. It’s especially convenient for our North Wayne residents as it’s only about 20 minutes away from the neighborhood.

washington's headquarters at Valley Forge National Historic Park

Valley Forge National Historic Park

For history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, Valley Forge National Historical Park in King of Prussia is an ideal picnic destination. This park is not only beautiful but also historically significant, as it is the site of a winter encampment of the Continental Army under George Washington. Visitors can picnic in a grove surrounded by wildlife and historic landmarks, making it a unique and memorable experience. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park’s scenic trails while immersing yourself in American history. Plus this storied park is only about 15 minutes from our North Wayne neighborhood.

Morris Arboretum & Gardens

Morris Arboretum & Gardens

For a taste of Victorian elegance, head to Morris Arboretum & Gardens. This 92-acre arboretum is connected to the University of Pennsylvania and serves as an interdisciplinary center integrating art, science, and the humanities. Stroll through classical English landscape and sculpture gardens, and admire thousands of rare and beautiful plants — including some of Philadelphia’s oldest and most magnificent trees. It’s a perfect spot to escape the city and enjoy a tranquil picnic amidst stunning natural beauty, and it’s just 15 minutes from Ironstone at Blue Bell.

William F. Maule Park

William F. Maule Park

William F. Maule Park offers a historic — and recreational — picnic experience. The park features the historic Windlestrae Farmhouse, which dates back to the 1700s, alongside modern amenities such as baseball fields, a batting cage, soccer fields, a playground, a walking path, and a pavilion with picnic tables. It’s a convenient and enjoyable location for families and groups and it’s only about 10 minutes from Ironstone at Blue Bell.

pickleball courts at branchwood park in philly

Branchwood Park

Branchwood Park, located along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek, spans approximately 25 acres and offers a variety of activities for all to enjoy. The park includes a Frisbee golf course, playground, two covered pavilions (which can be reserved for picnics and parties), picnic tables, and benches along the creek. For some friendly competition, challenge friends and family to a game at the newly renovated tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts. With its diverse amenities, Branchwood Park is one of the best spots for a picnic in the Philadelphia suburbs — and it’s less than 10 minutes from Highpointe at Salford.

kayaking at peace valley park

Peace Valley Park

Peace Valley Park, spanning 1,500 acres, offers an idyllic setting for picnicking by the water. The park features a six-mile loop trail that provides stunning views of the lake, perfect for a relaxing walk or bike ride after you eat. Families can enjoy the nature center, playgrounds, and fishing spots, making it an ideal location for a peaceful day out. And it’s less than 15 minutes from our Highpoint at New Britain neighborhood.

model home at north wayne by foxlane homes

Explore These Best Spots for a Picnic in the Philadelphia Suburbs as a Foxlane Homeowner

Whether you prefer historical sites, elegant gardens, or family-friendly parks, the Philadelphia suburbs have something for everyone. Pack your picnic basket and enjoy a day of relaxation and fun in these beautiful suburban settings. It’s even easier to explore them all when you live in one of our sought-after Philadelphia homes and neighborhoods. Don’t wait: schedule a tour today to learn more.