Spring is Almost Here
The frigid snows of winter have all gone now, mixed in a bitter memory of roaring winds, freezing temperatures and shivering flesh. Now we have spring and summer to think about, a chance venture outside and enjoy time with loved ones and friends.
Spring is the perfect part of the year to enjoy a picnic and here are the best picnic places near Atlantic City to enjoy a special afternoon with a special someone or friends and family members.
Birch Grove Park
Birch Grove Park, a 272-acre oasis of trails, ponds, campsites and picnic locations, is hidden in densely wooded area in Northfield, a city about seven miles west of Atlantic City. Come to Birch Grove Park and you’ll enjoy a wonder afternoon with an opportunity to play catch of throw a Frisbee on one of the park’s many baseball fields. Perhaps you want to go on a walk? Many trails await you. Maybe you want to go fishing. Stocked ponds await fathers and sons as well.
Birch Grove Park is located at 1700 Burton Avenue in Northfield. The phone number is (609) 641-3778.
Egg Harbor City Lake and Campground
Egg Harbor City Lake and Campground is another gem of a picnic area is located in a wonderfully remote area but it’s only five minutes away from a major highway and all the conveniences of modern life.
Egg Harbor City Lake and Campground contains a several picnic locations, a covered pavilion, a swimming lake, softball and baseball fields, hiking trails, and a miniature golf course to enjoy.
Egg Harbor City Lake is the place to go for a picnic near Atlantic City if you want to read a book while your children swim in a lake under the watchful eyes of paid lifeguards.
Egg Harbor City Lake and Campground is located about 18 miles west of Atlantic City and about two miles north of Route 30 or the White Horse Pike as the locals call it.
The Atlantic County Park at Weymouth Furnace is an enjoyable location for a picnic because its nestled underneath towing oak trees and near the ruins of an 19th century paper mill and saw mill. The location is quiet, peaceful. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a roadside location to pull over and enjoy a sandwich or a quick meal.
Weymouth Furnace is located about 21 miles west of Atlantic City and about one mile north of Route 40, or the Black Horse Pike as the locals call it.
McClinton Waterfront Park
Can’t leave Atlantic City, then consider a picnic at the Oscar E. McClinton Jr. Waterfront Park at the Northern End of Atlantic City. The park is located on a 5-acre parcel of oceanfront land at the intersection of New Hampshire and Mediterranean Avenues. It’s a wonder place to meet for lunch or read a book during a stressful day in the city. When you are done you can walk the nearby, world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk back to your hotel or to your favorite place to swim in the Atlantic Ocean.