Picnic Spots for Families in Macomb County

Grab your blankets and basket of goodies for an outdoor meal and tons of fun at one of these top picnic spots in Macomb County.

Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy the summer weather with your kids? Look no further than these Macomb County picnic spots.

These local parks and green spaces are prime for an outdoor meal with your kids — and some even offer all kinds of amenities, including playgrounds, spray parks and natural features that kids will love to play on or explore.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack a lunch and blanket and let your kids play with their food this summer, or whenever there isn’t snow on the ground, in Macomb County.

Dodge Park

There’s so much to do at Dodge Park. Pack your kid’s swimsuit and let them play on the splash pad, visit the nature area, play horse shoes, walk the paths or have a picnic.

George George Memorial Park

The first stop at this 30-acre park is the fountain plaza, which offers an ADA accessible playscape, an adaptive swing, pond and a large picnic pavilion. After you eat, take a walk through the wooded areas alongside the Clinton River. 

Lake St. Clair Metropark

This 770-acre park offers paved hiking trails to explore, a beach, splash zone and much more. Picnic areas on the banks of Lake St. Clair, too. Vehicle admission is $10 and an extra $5 will get you into the Olympic-size swimming pool.

Macomb Corners Park

Play a family game of baseball or pickleball, ride the bike trails, play on the playscape and have a picnic at the pavilions, shelters or tables that dot the park.

Mae Stecker Park

Want to have hot dogs or burgers at your next picnic? You absolutely can because this spot has charcoal grills. Plus, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, playgrounds, walking trails and much more.

North Clinton River Park

This 82-acre, ADA accessible park offers a nature area, playground and plenty of picnic areas and tables.

River Bends Park

Enter at the main entrance for picnic areas and shelters to eat your meal. Then, try the hiking trails or 18-hole disc golf course. The western entrance of the park will take you to the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center.

Steffens Park

This park offers all kinds of fun events throughout the year. There’s plenty of space to play Frisbee or have a picnic.

Stony Creek Metropark

Take a hike through the wetlands and woodlands, visit the nature center or play disc golf. There’s a playground and plenty of space to picnic. Vehicle admission is $10.

Wolcott Mill Metropark

Wolcott Mill is one of the last remaining Grist mills in America, having been built nearly 200 years ago. Visit it with your kids or see the sheep, goats, chickens, geese and other critters at the farm center. Check out the trails and pack a lunch to enjoy at one of the park’s picnic shelters. Vehicle admission is $10.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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