Jewel tones and heavy layers make way for pastels, open-toe shoes and fragrant, longer days during spring.
The grass needs cutting, gorgeous bushes bloom and allergies to nature’s own brand of confetti — in the form of pollen — kick into overdrive. Yes, spring in North Carolina is magical — so much so that it can inspire some extra-special adventures with your family in the great outdoors. Nothing says “spring” or “quality time” quite as well as a meal shared in the form of a neatly packed picnic. Or, it could be a disheveled one. The point is to spend this time in nature with loved ones.
TOP PICNIC SPOTS
The Charlotte area offers perfectly picturesque picnic locations come spring — whether you’re at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for a piece of outdoor sanctuary or Jetton Park hitting up a little slice of a beach on Lake Norman. Other honorable mentions include Latta Park and Freedom Park in Dilworth, and Romare Bearden Park or First Ward Park uptown.
Other scenic spots: Independence Park for its view of uptown and playground, and Colonel Francis Beatty Park for a picnic by the playground, and bike trails by the lake.
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