Create a springtime retreat that’s as easy as packing your favorite blanket, and finding that perfect spot to sit back and be inspired.


5 Picnic Spots Not to Miss Out on this Spring

Springtime in Boulder comes with an abundance of outdoor fun. Kick off that winter garb, grab a blanket and return to the earth for this spring’s best picnicking spots.

1. Chautauqua Park

Picnic on the park lawn while enjoying live music from the historical Chautauqua Auditorium.

2. Betasso Preserve

Located just a short drive up Boulder Canyon. Adorned with private areas perfect for an outdoor meal.

3. Whimsy Farm

After picking fresh fruit off the vine, enjoy a picnic on the provided tables or scope out a spot of your own on this sprawling property.

4. Boulder Reservoir

Views of kayakers, paddle boarders and summer sun bathers accompany your private picnic on one of Boulder’s largest water areas.

5. Gross Reservoir

In addition to picnicking, this slightly more rustic area boasts fishing, hiking and camping opportunities.

We asked the picnic experts and the owners of Cured, Will and Coral Frischkorn, to dish out some of theor favorite spots.  Here’s what they had to say…

1. Wonderland. This is one of our top picnic locations. Head to the West side of Wonderland lake, and about 15 minutes straight up the hill behind it. When the trial crests a false summit, walk out to the edge, spread a blanket under the lone tree, and look down on the world below.

2. The Two Wheeled Picnic. Load up your bicycle basket with provisions and hit the Boulder Creek Path. Each time we go we find a new spot to stop, so as you cruise along, look for the tucked away bench or quiet cove by the creek and stake your claim.

3. Lovers Lane. Don’t be dissuaded by the cheesy name, this is one of Downtown’s best kept secrets. It’s an intimate, tucked away retreat just minutes from the bustle of Pearl street. And the best part is, if you run out of wine or cheese, you can just walk on down to the shop and restock. Walk up 22nd St until it crosses Bluff, head up the stairs and voilà.

Picnic Items

Peppercorn, Picnic Time picnic basket, $110

Peppercorn, plaid Bay-berk flask, $36

Peppercorn, Tag chocolate charger, $11.95 each

Peppercorn, Tag vintage green flatware, starting at $2.95

Bayleaf, Maple Leaf Cutting Board, $40

Cured, The govino glasses $13 and the

Cured, brooklyn slate is $45

Cured,The opinels picnic knife, $26

Cedar and Hyde, Happy Habitat Throw $152

Cedar and Hyde, Caroline Z Hurley linin napkins, $17

Fiori Flower arrangement, starting at $20

Nod and Rose, Royal Stage hat, starting at $400

Cured, truffles