Summertime picnics are a coveted activity, but at TLG we’re here to offer a new spin on the old classic: a fall picnic.
The colors! The cooler temperatures! Fewer bugs! Our favorite shoulder season is a perfect time to get outside and savor all that autumn has to offer.
Prepping for a picnic doesn’t take much effort. Below are a few ways we make ours come together, but feel free to riff and plan in whichever way suits you best.
The beauty of picnicking is that you can do it anywhere (so long as you aren’t trespassing!).
From a hearty mid-hike lunch to a quick snack during a scenic drive, picking a destination will inform your picnic possibilities (and how to pack for it).
Whether you’re having a solo picnic session in your favorite city park, or enjoying the company of a dozen close friends after a long day of hiking, your picnic menu doesn’t have to be mundane or routine.
Pick yummy foods that won’t be hard to eat on the go, like hummus, cheese and crackers, grapes, jams and breads, pastries and cookies, prepared sandwiches, homemade cold salads and nuts.
Add some beverages to the mix to make it special: mulled wine, sparkling or hard cider, seltzer water, or beer are a great way to elevate the moment.
Before you head out on your picnic adventure, check the weather. A little rain never hurt anyone, but a rainy picnic might not be what you had in mind.
Pro-tip: for something extra plan your picnic around sunrise or sunset. Nature’s mood lighting ;).