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Pack a lunch and hit the outdoors with these local spots perfect for picnicking.

If you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale for a place to hang your hat, good for you. Beavercreek has so much to offer in the way of local schools, dining, entertainment, recreation, and more. And it probably doesn't come as a surprise to you that Beavercreek offers some very fine outdoor settings. Just drive around and check out the many parks for walking, cycling, and enjoying nature.

But let's focus on another aspect of living in Beavercreek. How about going on a picnic? Our REALTORS® are glad you asked because July happens to be National Picnic Month, and we've got some prime picnicking locations picked out for your next outing. Our Beavercreek/Xenia area is heavily wooded, with rolling hills — just the right setting for a picnic — so pack up a scrumptious lunch, and get going.

  1. Creekside Trail. 1341 Meadow Bridge Dr., Beavercreek
    The most popular picnicking spot along Creekside Trail is Shoup Park. It has a mound slide built into a hillside. There are also a large children's play structure and some swings. There is a small picnic shelter near the tot lot, plus other picnic tables, a fountain, and restrooms. Nearby are a basketball hoop and large open field. Look for pedestrian access between 1413 and 1403 Meadowbridge Drive. Frequent users rave about how much there is for kids to do at the park. Also, it gets plus marks for cleanliness.

  2. Pierce Park. 651 Dayton-Xenia Road, Xenia
    Pierce Park encompasses 33 acres and a picnic shelter. This is a great site for a family picnic, with nice failicities — but there's more. Bring the family doggos and enjoy nearby Scout Dog Park. The dog park is fenced in and has areas for big dogs and little dogs.

  3. Creekside Reserve. St. Rte. 35 (between Factory Road & N. Fairfield Road), Beavercreek
    Creekside Reserve is one of the best-known natural areas in a state that has plenty of them. You'll find abundant fresh air, hiking trails with great views of the Little Beaver Creek, a flood plain forest, and meadows. Find a bench to enjoy a picnic lunch, or bring along a little camping table and chairs and find a prime spot to dine al fresco — or even from the hatch of your SUV.

  4. Phillips Park. 2092 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
    Come to Phillips Park for a lazy afternoon of picnicking (don't forget the fried chicken, potato salad, and a jar and some tea to make sun tea), lazing about, and fishing in nearby pond. There's a nice shelter to get out of the sun and a grill for hot dogs and hamburgers; then, when you're through lunching, you can hike the Beavercreek Wetlands.

  5. Hobson Freedom Park. 2910 Trebein Road, Fairborn
    Hobson Freedom Park is grand central for the active family, from toddlers and up. Lead them on an adventure around 92 acres of open space, or watch them close by in the playground. Plus, the shelter and picnic area are just right for get-togethers; bring the whole extended family. Play cornhole or walk along and work out with the kids on the 12-station fitness course.

  6. Russ Nature Reserve. 2380 Kemp Road, Beavercreek
    Greene County was given Russ Nature Reserve, a bequest by a local couple, for all to enjoy. Bring lunch along, but before you have your picnic, start your day with some action. The kids will love the all-natural playscape situated in the woods, and then you can troop along the trails, meadows, and woods nearby. There's even an apiary for beekeeping to view.

Need more recommendations about what to see and do in Beavercreek and its environs? Contact Wright-Patt Realty.