Sunny skies and warmer temps mean it’s officially picnic season. Keep it local or pile in the car for a day trip; there are plenty of beautiful parks, lakes and hiking trails in Montgomery County for an afternoon outing.
Picnics are a low-stress — and lower-risk — way to spend time with friends and family. These finds make it even easier to enjoy your meal outdoors.
Only one trip needed
Don’t want to lug all your stuff to and from the car? Pick up one of these foldable multipurpose wagons — it’s big enough to fit your food, Frisbees and more. Ozark Trail folding multipurpose wagon, $45; walmart.com.
Bring on the bubbly
Carry up to two bottles of wine in this insulated bag. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, including classic blue and white bengal stripes. Tirrinia wine carrier, $21; amazon.com.
Carry your stuff in style
Naturally, you’ll need a picnic basket. This insulated version can keep food cold or warm, and it even has a few side pockets for extra storage. Allcamp picnic basket, $25; amazon.com.
Eco-friendly food storage
Sustainable picnickers will want to check out these reusable food wraps. Three different wrap sizes with cute designs will let you pack all your snacks without single-use plastic. Bee’s Wrap sandwich lover bundle, $42; beeswrap.com.
There’s no need to pack your fancy wine glasses – or to sip out of red Solo cups. These 14-ounce silicone wine glasses are easy to pack, hold and clean. Jokel silicone wine glasses (set of 4), $20; amazon.com.
Hors d’oeuvres done right
Slice and serve cheese and fruit on this portable wooden platter, complete with two knives and a fork. Picnic Time Brie Cheese Board, $22; target.com.
No picnic would be complete without lawn games. A few rounds of ladder toss is sure to bring out your inner child — just be sure to stay away from your food and beverages! Go Sports ladder toss game, $30; dickssportinggoods.com.