Top Five Picnic Spots in Cambridge

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North Point Park in Cambridge

Now that the Spring has officially sprung, it’s time to take advantage of the blooming flowers and freshly mown green grass by heading outdoors for a sun-soaked picnic. And what better place to do that than Cambridge, MA? With its abundance of tranquil and fun-filled parks and green spaces, it’s a perfect place to grab an outdoor lunch on a park bench or throw down that blanket to enjoy one of the true pleasures of the warmer months – dining al fresco. Here’s a list of a few of the parks that are not to be missed this spring.

5 Spots in Cambridge for the Perfect Spring Picnic

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North Point Park

1. North Point Park

Situated right on the Charles River, full of shady trees, green grass, and gorgeous views of the Zakim Bridge, North Point Park is a great spot for a picnic spread. After your picnic, bask in the sun on the grassy knolls or visit the Museum of Science, just a couple minutes walk from the park. Or take a 10-minute hike to Charlestown’s Paul Revere Park. There’s also a playground, jogging trails, and dog-friendly areas.

2. River Bend Park

The vies from River Bend Park

A view from River Bend Park

There is no picnic spot more classic Cambridge than a park bench overlooking the Charles River. Grab something amazing to eat in Harvard Square, walk down JFK street toward the river, and find a sunny place to call your own. Watch students play frisbee, watch the rowers skitter along the river’s surface, and, after you’re done with lunch, take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Charles.

3. Cambridge Common

Cambridge Common

Cambridge Common

Cambridge Common is a 16-acre, picturesque park just outside of Harvard Square. It’s also a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a picnic on its lush lawns or underneath a canopy of trees for some shade. It’s the ideal place to take in the sun-kissed skies and kick back while indulging on some culinary delights. History buffs will enjoy viewing the historic monuments, and outdoor enthusiasts can walk or bike on the groomed pathways.

4. Green-Rose Heritage Park

Green Rose Heritage Park Cambridge

Green Rose Heritage Park

Nestled along Harvard Street, the Green-Rose Heritage Park offers a great setting for a picnic. Take in the art displays showcased by the Cambridge Arts Council and dine on the manicured grounds with cascading trees. This popular neighborhood park also includes benches, a water play area, and a children’s playground.

5. Cambridge Center Roof Garden

Cambridge Center Roof Garden

Cambridge Center Roof Garden

Cambridge Center Roof Garden is a hidden gem in the Kendall Square area. Head to the parking garage at 4 Cambridge Center and follow the signs to a beautiful secret garden with fantastic views of the city. It’s a beautifully landscaped space with flowers, greenery, and plenty of tables for a restful and scenic lunch.

With over 70 parks and playgrounds in Cambridge, lucky locals are never far from a quiet, charming green space to enjoy the pleasure of dining au natural. Want to be one of these lucky locals? Give us a call at our Cambridge Market Center office to learn more about real estate in the area that might be right for you.