Surround yourself with family and friends, beautiful views, and a great afternoon outdoors and take part in favorite pastime on a beautiful Summer day by packing up lunch and heading out to a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic. Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has plenty of options whether you want to set up by the lake, or in a state park.


Scenic views and cool water on a hot day make Keuka Lake the perfect spot for a picnic with the family. Bring a blanket and your picnic lunch and set up at Depot Park. Go for a swim in the lake, go fishing, or bring a lawn game. Champlin Beach is down the road away and sits on Keuka Lake as well. Launch your kayak or go for a swim while you spend your afternoon picnicking lakeside.

Outdoors Fishing Lake Wildlife
Bill Banaszekski

If it's a park you prefer, then there is no shortage of options whether you are venturing out with your loved one or taking the whole family along. Mossy Bank Park in Bath is a fun family outing easy with pavilions and a picnic area. Kids will enjoy the playground, while the whole family can enjoy checking out the pond and the hiking trails. Stony Brook State Park might be known for its deep gorges and beautiful hiking trails, but it's also a great spot to picnic. Cool off after a hike in the pool or make a whole experience out of it and stay overnight and camp in one of their cabins or bring your own tent.

Stony Brook
Stony Brook State Park courtesy of Michael B Studios

Beautiful weather, scenic views and picnics go hand-in-hand, and that makes Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes the perfect place to get out and enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and good company in a beautiful park, or on the scenic lakeside.

couple picnic
Stu Gallagher

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