Our Top 5 for Picnic Spots in Princeton

Summer may be coming to a close, but picnic season is far from over! Pack a blanket and a wicker basket full of snacks, sandwiches, and champagne because we’ve put together some of the best picnic spots from across Princeton.

Palmer Square
Palmer Square 1

Undoubtedly one of Princeton’s most inviting green spaces, this city-center oasis is literally on our front door step. It’s a popular spot with nearby office workers, frayed shoppers, and, of course, our hotel guests.
www.nassauinn.com


Princeton Battlefield Park
Princeton Battlefield 3

A unique blend of American history and natural beauty can be found in the open fields of Princeton Battlefield State Park. When you’re done whiling around, feel free to take a leisurely hike through the adjacent Institute Woods.


D&R Canal
D&R Canal

The banks of the D&R Canal make for a lovely, leafy spot from which to watch canoers and kayakers. The area is a hive of activity most weekends. You can even have a picnic in a canoe.
www.dandrcanal.com


Marquand Park
Marquand Park 3

Abundant with woodland, forest glades, and meadows, Marquand Park provides plenty of lush spots for those planning a leisurely picnic away from the hustle and bustle of Nassau Street.
www.marquandpark.org


Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Mountain Lakes

Often referred to as Princeton’s “Central Park”, this 75 acre patch of greenery has wide appeal. There are countless beautiful spots within the park to set yourself down and enjoy your food. With a variety of trails traversing the preserve, you can start or end your day with a scenic
hike.
www.nynjtc.org/park/mountain-lakes-nature-preserve

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