Best Back Forty Picnics

Perfect spots for unforgettable picnics

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What’s more Back Forty than enjoying a picnic? There’s just something about enjoying a meal al fresco, and Huron-Kinloss is the perfect place to do it. Fill your picnic basket at local farmstands, bakeries, and food stores, or try our Gather and Graze stops to make planning easy. Once your basket is full, spread your blanket on the beach, in a park or in the countryside and enjoy one, or all of these picnic destinations.

Picnic Essentials Checklist

Now that you have chosen your picnic destination, here are some picnic essentials you will want to remember:

  • Picnic blanket or backpack
  • Picnic basket or backpack with the food
  • Thermos or reusable water bottle for drinks
  • Plates and cutlery (we suggest trying bamboo)
  • A sharp knife and cutting board
  • Plastic or metal cups
  • Cloth napkins
  • An icepack and cooler bag for your food
  • A lantern and flashlight for evening picnics
  • A bag for trash/recyclables (please remember to out pack everything that you bring)
  • Bug repellent and sunscreen
  • Binoculars and a bird calling app on your phone

Go one step further

If you’re celebrating a special occasion and would like to make your picnic extra special, contact Willow & Ren just outside of Ripley to help create a memorable experience. They can stage your picnic creating the mood you’re looking for, whether it’s romantic or a boho beachy vibe.

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Contact Us

Township of Huron-Kinloss

21 Queen Street

P.O. Box 130

Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

Phone: 519-395-3735

Fax : 519-395-4107

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