Celebrate National Picnic Month at these Mackinaw City Parks!

Have you heard? July is National Picnic Month…and Mackinaw City is the perfect place to celebrate along the shores of the Straits of Mackinac!

According to DaysOfTheYear.com, “The word ‘picnic’ is thought to have first been used by Tony Willis in 1692, and from that point forward everyone from the working class to the upper crust have been fascinated with taking their repast outside under the sky. Picnic Month celebrates the history of this activity and the way it has been used to bring families, countries, and all humanity together.”

Wikipedia defines “picnic” as “a meal taken outdoors (al fresco) as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view, or else in conjunction with a public event such as preceding an open-air theatre performance, and usually in summer.”

Here in the Mackinaw City, there are a dozen parks throughout town which are ideal to enjoy a simple picnic meal—whether you pack the basket yourself or stop by one of our local restaurants or markets for to-go items.