Picnic Spots

Just looking for a spot with a scenic view, some shade and a picnic table? Check out these nice picnic areas.

  • Brittlebank Park Brittlebank Park

    Brittlebank park occupies 40 acres in Northwest Mount Vernon. The park features Brittlebank Pool, ballfields, playgrounds, four lighted tennis courts, two shelter houses and a pond. Brittlebank Pool is the city's only public pool. It includes two diving boards, a water slide, baby pool, and has handicap accessibility. The ...

  • Brittlebank Park Shelters Brittlebank Park

    Brittlebank park occupies 40 acres in Northwest Mount Vernon. The park features Brittlebank Pool, ballfields, playgrounds, four lighted tennis courts, two shelter houses and a pond. Brittlebank Pool is the city’s only public pool. It includes two diving boards, a water slide, baby pool, and has handicap accessibility. The pool ...

  • Harmonie State Park Picnic Shelters Shelter House

    Harmonie State Park has x number of shelters and they all have playgrounds and grills. Great for holidays, reunions, weddings, or any large outdoor get together.

  • Hovey Lake

    Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common ...

  • Maclure Park Families Play at Maclure Park

    Maclure Park is a mid-twentieth century holdover, with a two story wooden bandshell, picnic tables and an old fashioned metal playground with a merry-go-round, swing set and slide. The park can be rented through the town of New Harmony for family reunions or other outdoor gatherings.

  • Murphy Park

    Murphy Park is a large public park featuring both old and new style playgrounds, a basketball court, fitness stations and abundant spaces for picnics or other outdoor activities, including a shelter house that can be rented for special occasions. Its playgrounds include Playtopia, which is designed for children of all ...

  • Our Lord’s Woods

    Our Lord’s Wood is a great place to relax and take a peaceful stroll. The winding, art and poetry lined trail crosses a scenic turquoise bridge and passes a beautiful lake and waterfall. The giant chair is a favorite spot for family photos. From there, you can circle the lake ...

  • The Mount Vernon Waterfront

    The Mount Vernon Waterfront, which includes Riverbend Park, Sherburne Park, a commercial area with a coffee shop and restaurants, an amphitheater, a bandshell, a playground, picnic tables, scenic walkways, and a boat ramp is a favorite place to take the kids or watch the sunset.

  • Wabash River Picnic Area Wabash River at Harmonie State Park

    The Wabash River park within Harmonie State Park is one of the nicest spots to enjoy the Wabash. It has a short trail along the river’s steep bank and the sunsets, often spectacularly, at a bend downriver. There are several picnic tables and a nice modern playground.