Your picnic tips?

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    Your picnic tips?

    The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the warm weather is oh-so-inviting. Here are our suggestions for locations, provisions, and supplies for a perfect picnic in the city.

    What are your favorite local picnic spots or places to pick up provisions? What do you pack? Do you bring Frisbees and lawn games?
     
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    Re: Your picnic tips?

    Christopher Columbus Park is a good spot for a picnic in general and a great place to go with kids.  There's a playground and a spray park.  You can go over to the aquarium to look at the seals, ride the carousel on the greenway and/or head over to Quincy Market for ice cream all within a five minute walk.
     
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    You forgot to mention live classical music at the Hatch Shell which always provides a great backdrop for a picnic.  I thought the supplies and provisions you listed were ridiculously expensive and somewhat odd though... A Bocce ball for $200?  Who on earth plays Bocce around here? And how about a Bocce ball set from walmart for $65?  Or a croquet set for $29?  Additionally, how about the ready made food and cheese at whole foods for a fraction of the price rather than getting your select cheese at Fromaggio?  Expensive and trendy. Seriously, who researched this???
     
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    My picnic tip is to not picnic on the Commons. Have you seen what goes on there at night? Good lord, there's cleaner crackhouses in Roxbury.
     
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    Although not in the Boston metro area, there is no place to picnic like Tanglewood.  Nothing like picnicking on that great lawn, enjoying gourmet food while being serenaded by the Boston Symphony on a Sunday afternoon.

    A staple of our picnic gear is a 4' x 6' oriental rug, which adds class and comfort and is impervious to grass stains or rain.  We also have a fold-up portable red wagon to use to schlep fold=up tables, lawn chairs, coolers, hampers, and the aforementioned rug. 
     
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    I like to bring a dedicated picnic basket with all the supplies; it keeps everything organized and ready to go!
     
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    Oriental Rugs?  Hampers?  WTH?  It's a picnic folks.. not an extension of your luxury back bay apartment!  Grab a cooler, fill with beer, throw in some sandwiches, kick back and enjoy a nice day. 

    Of course, don't forget to spray for ticks, watch out for west nile and be careful not get any of the pesticides on your food!  :)
     
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    Willard Brook State Forest in W. Townsend, just north of Leominster. Of course, it's WAY too early to be talkin picnics just yet (although it has been superb this week).  Great place and if you park in the general parking area, no charge. They also have camping sites, and it's a very cool and secluded but SAFE place for a picnic and an overnight camping trip, close to home.
     
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    You don't need much... a big blanket, water, snacks, sunscreen, a good book, and a kite :)
     
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    Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale/Jamaica Plain is a great place... and you can take the T ..
     
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    Swing by Whole Foods and grab a sandwich, fruit and drink - then head to Castle Island. You can't beat sun, water, a cool breeze and watching planes/boats come & go.
     
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    Grab a cooler, some cheese (not the sliced deli), loaf of crusty bread and fruit, your beverage of choice, ice and a blanket. We use to go to Mystics Lakes or Revere Beach when the rides were still there.
     
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