Is there anything better than a crusty baguette, fresh cherries and a good view? We don’t think so. Spread out a blanket and enjoy these picnic spots in Northern Michigan!
Specifically the front lawn for views of the towering state hospital. Find picnic treats inside at the Underground Cheesecake Factory, Michigan Farm Market and Cuppa Joe. Or, skip packing a picnic entirely and grab your meal to-go from Pleasanton Bakery or Spanglish.
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6. Picnic Mountain, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Well, the name says it all, but if you need more convincing, there are plenty of picnic tables, grills, shade trees and you can walk to the Dune Overlook, which is stunning.
Spend your morning exploring the shops of downtown Suttons Bay and head over to Suttons Bay Beach with your picnic basket for lunch. Bring your own basket or grab something to-go from one of the great downtown restaurants including Bay Burrito Co., where you can borrow a picnic blanket while you eat your burrito on the bay!
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12. Haserot Beach, Old Mission Peninsula
Repeatedly voted one of your favorite beaches on Old Mission Peninsula, Haserot Beach is the perfect spot for a picnic. Pack your own or swing by Old Mission General Store to grab some sandwiches or pizza to-go. Picnic already packed? Grab some ice cream or a delicious dessert like their homemade cinnamon rolls on your way out!