Delicious picnic spread with fresh fruit, bread, spicy sausage and cheese spread out on a red and white checkered cloth in a lush spring park
The Recipe for the Perfect Brighton Howell Area Picnic

June 15, 2022

As Michigan weather can be quite unpredictable, summertime in the Mitten State is not to be taken for granted. Enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures this summer by packing a basket and spreading out on the many beaches and parks of the Brighton Howell area. Sit back, relax, and rewind while enjoying nature, local eats, and craft cocktails by following this recipe for the perfect Brighton Howell area picnic.


Step 1: Find The Perfect Picnic Basket:

When crafting the perfect picnic recipe, the first step is finding the most efficient picnic basket. Luckily, the Brighton Howell area is loaded with unique boutiques and shops which offer one-of-a-kind gifts and collectibles. Walnut Street Marketplace, located in downtown Howell is a 3-day weekend market featuring home decor, fabulous finds, and gifts is just one of the many options to choose from.

Check out a full list of shops to choose the perfect basket for your next Brighton Howell area picnic.


Step 2: Fill Your Basket With Delicious Snacks

The key to having the ultimate picnic is to fill your basket with delicious food. Luckily, there is no lack of food options in the Brighton Howell area. When crafting your picnic meal, we recommend getting a wide variety of snacks.

Recommendations: Charcuterie Board from Culture Beer & Cheese | Brighton, MI

Culture Beer and Cheese is your spot to find your new favorite cheese, paired with craft beer and topped with jams, honey, olives, and cured meats. Talk about the ultimate picnic snack. Although it can be overwhelming when choosing your charcuterie board ingredients, the staff at Culture Beer and Cheese is available to help craft the perfect one. If you’re strapped for time? Choose from one of their premade charcuterie boards.

Recommendations: Farm Fresh Veggies from Area Farmers’ Markets | Brighton, Howell, and Fenton

The Brighton Howell area offers weekly Farmers’ Markets where you can stock up on farm-fresh veggies, homemade bread, unique sauces, and more. If you were unable to find your perfect picnic basket at one of the local shops, you will definitely find one here! Learn more about the area’s Farmers’ Markets at the button below.

Recommendations: Sweet Snacks from M Street Bakery

The best ending to the perfect picnic? A sweet snack from M Street Bakery. This locally owned shop offers homemade pastries, cupcakes, and towering milkshakes. M Street also offers soup, sandwiches, and pizza!


Step 3: Find a Comfortable Picnic Spot

Recommendations:


Island Lake State Recreation Area (Brighton, MI)Lake access, seven picnic structures available to rent, hot air balloon port, hunting and fishing available here!

Pinckney State Recreation Area (Pinckney, MI)

26 miles of hiking trails, boat launch, fishing, and campsites available.

Kensington Metropark (Brighton, MI)

Boating, fishing, equestrian trails, nature trails, and kayaking.

Manly Bennett Park (Hamburg, MI)

Baseball/softball/ T-ball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, model airplane runway, picnic areas, hiking, biking, and disc golf.


Step 4: Share your Instagram-worthy picnic spread using the hashtag #ExploreBHA for a chance to be featured on our page!



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Walnut Street Marketplace

Walnut Street Marketplace & Howell Holiday Boutique, 205 North Walnut Street, Howell, MI, USA

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Culture Beer and Cheese

412 W Main Street Brighton, MI 48116

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Brighton Farmers Market

200 North 1st Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Howell's Sunday Farmers Market

East Clinton Street, Howell, MI, USA

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Hartland Farmers Market

Hartland Farmers Market, 10400 Highland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353

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M Street Baking Co.

M Street Baking Company, North Michigan Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Island Lake Recreation Area

Island Lake Recreation Area, 6301 Kensington Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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Pinckney Recreation Area

8555 Silver Hill Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI, USA

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Huron Meadows Metropark

Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, MI 48116 USA

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