There's something wonderful about a picnic in the sunshine. You can enjoy the fresh air, nature and the carefree feel of relaxing on a blanket or a bench. Whether you're making tasty finger food at home or picking up some fresh local takeout, Port Hope has beautiful spots to picnic and take in the views. For more ways to enjoy great eats in Port Hope, check out our Farms and Local Food.

Bring your favourite dips and munchies

Food is even more flavourful when you eat outside and kick off your shoes! Here are some great spots to picnic in town:

Memorial Park bandshell
Memorial Park

The perfect mix of grassy play areas, picnic tables under shady trees and swings and slides for your little ones to burn off some energy. Plus, you're steps away from downtown shops and ice cream!

East Beach and playground in Port Hope
East Beach

East Beach has a sandy bottom for swimming, a playground, picnic tables, and soft sand and grass to spread out a blanket.

Rotary Park gazebo
Rotary Park

Along the Ganaraska River is an idyllic place to picnic and hear the melodic gurgle and flow of the water.

Check out these stunning views for a country picnic

Country roads can take you to some pretty special places. Come explore!

Woman with picnic basket at Garden Hill in Port Hope
Garden Hill Conservation Area

Has a walking trail by the forest and pretty pond with ducks, frogs and little fish. Discover more of our conservation area locations. 

View at Richardson's Lookout in Port Hope
Richardson's Lookout

Has a wooden platform offering a panoramic view of the rolling hills and pastoral scenes right next to the Ganaraska Forest. You're a world away!