The Susquehanna Greenway is a 500-mile corridor full of opportunities to explore the outdoors, including an abundance of parks and conserved lands just waiting for you to explore.

Our list below showcases some of the top Susquehanna Greenway parks to enjoy a picnic. Whether you want a pavilion for a family reunion or a quiet riverside picnic table, these parks all you could want for the perfect picnic.

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Tunkhannock Riverside Park

Looking out on the stunning Endless Mountains, Tunkhannock Riverside Park is situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River. With a children’s playground, a boat launch, and plenty of benches and picnic tables, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying a picnic and simply watching the river pass by.

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Bloomsburg Town Park

Located along the Lower North Branch of the Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg Town Park is a lovely green space nestled between the town and the river. The park offers visitors an array of outdoor recreation opportunities with access to ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness trail, a skatepark, and a disc golf course. With seven picnic pavilions that have access to charcoal grills, it is also a fantastic place for a picnic. For weekend use of the pavilions, reservations are required.

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Irvin Park

Located in the town of Curwensville, Irvin Park has something for everyone including tennis and basketball courts, a playground, and a boat launch. A great place for events, the park offers the option to reserve its pavilions for picnics and reunions, as well as a band shell for outdoor concerts. Pavilion rentals are available from Mid-May until Mid-September.

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Milton State Park

Milton State Park is uniquely located on an island in the Susquehanna River’s West Branch. The northern half of the park is focused on day use facilities, including walking trails, a playground, boat launch, soccer fields, picnic areas, and restrooms which are open seasonally. There are no pavilions, but the many picnic tables offer a great spot for a quiet afternoon to grab lunch and enjoy the park.

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Shikellamy State Park

For those seeking river views and overlooks, Shikellamy State Park has it covered thanks to its two sections: the Marina and the Overlook. From the Overlook, park goers can enjoy a stunning view of the Susquehanna River confluence, where the West Branch meets the North Branch. From the Marina, there’s no shortage of riverside scenery. Both the Marina and the Overlook have picnic tables and pavilions. Reservations are recommended for use of the pavilions, but there are plenty of tables available throughout the park for a more spontaneous picnic.

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Millersburg Riverfront Park

The Millersburg Riverfront Park is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon picnic and watch the river pass by. It offers stunning scenery of the Susquehanna River and Appalachian ridges, a flat paved riverside trail, bench swings, picnic tables, and it is the hub for the historic Millersburg Ferry. There are no pavilions, but the picnic tables and benches make for the perfect riverside lunch spot.

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City Island

Located on an island in the Susquehanna River, City Island can be reached by car or by pedestrian bridge from Harrisburg. This park has many recreational opportunities such as boating, biking, hiking, an arcade, mini golf, baseball stadium, beach, and more. Observation areas and pavilions north of RiverSide Village Park offer a panoramic view of the River and Harrisburg’s skyline and a great place to enjoy a picnic.

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