How to Prepare the Perfect Picnic

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This essential Eco Wine & Cheese Woven Basket will get you started. 
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901 S. Bolmar St., West Chester, (610) 738-3300.

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The Stroud Preserve consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands and woodlands now serves as a wildlife habitat and a site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center. Open to the public, Stroud has perfectly grassy meadows along high-standing hills that look out over acres and acres of West Chester, making it the perfect spot to picnic.

454 N. Creek Road, West Chester

The Willows Park is a 47.5-acre estate purchased by Radnor Township in 1973. Situated at the end of a winding driveway is the beautifully restored three-story mansion. The property is an irresistible combination of quiet elegance and unsurpassed beauty. Features include a pond with fountains, sweeping panoramas of stately trees, and flowering plants. Your only challenge will be choosing which spot to unravel that blanket.

490 Darby Paoli Road, Villanova

The history and space that encompasses Valley Forge National Historical Park is no secret. Not only is this 3,500-acre park great for hikers and bikers, but picnickers as well. The park has three different designated picnicking areas, all of which include picnic tables.

1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

The 1,727-acre Marsh Creek State Park contains several picnic areas with over 150 picnic tables, restrooms and charcoal grills. Marsh Creek makes for a beautiful view while relaxing at a picnic table with your light fare.

675 Park Road, Downingtown