How to Plan the Ultimate Picnic in the Poconos

In the warmer months, outdoor dining is a favorite choice of locals and visitors alike. Sure, you can dine on outdoor patios, but how about a picnic in the Poconos? Our area is filled with state parks and nature areas that make the perfect backdrop for a basket lunch after exploring some hiking trails. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as you enjoy delicious lunch selections from the café at Mountaintop Lodge. Read on for more information on how to plan the ultimate Poconos picnic!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Poconos Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with local insight into the best places to visit, stay, and more during your trip to the Poconos Mountains region! 

Your Guide to a Picnic in the Poconos 

What to Bring 

A delicious meal is the centerpiece of any successful picnic. For your Poconos picnic, grab a to-go lunch from our on-site café! Mountaintop Lodge’s coffee and pastry shop has a light lunch menu that features a weekly selection of two salads and two sandwiches. We also receive a variety of fresh-baked pastries from a local bakery, so you can even pack a sweet treat for your picnic in the Poconos!  

Have dietary restrictions? Place a to-go order from Stone Row Pub and Eatery. This vegan-friendly restaurant in the Poconos region is a “Meat-friendly, plant-forward scratch kitchen specializing in tasty food and drink for everyone.” 

Picnic Areas 

Big Pocono State Park 

Big Pocono State Park is one of our favorite places for a picnic. This park offers several picnic areas atop Camelback Mountain. Some of these designated picnic areas are equipped with picnic tables and charcoal grills for your convenience! 

Promised Land State Park  

There’s so much to do at Promised Land State Park! Spend the morning exploring hiking trails, mountain biking, and/or wildlife watching. Then, head to the Day Use Picnic Area beside Promised Land Lake. This area is equipped with everything you need for a successful picnic, including parking, picnic pavilions, trash containers, and even a refreshment stand! 

Stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi 

Come back to Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi after your picnic in the Poconos. Our property is just a short drive from the picnic destinations mentioned above, so it’s a great homestead for your trip. Our accommodations include Lodge Guest Rooms and Cabin Suites, which each come with convenient amenities for your stay.  

Check our availability to start planning your trip to the Pocono Mountains region! 

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