Spring is a lovely time to visit Wisconsin Dells, as the last of the cold weather starts to disappear and spring blooms pop up in town. Visitors during this time can enjoy their choice of outdoor activities, along with access to our amazing indoor waterparks, and outdoor waterparks in the last weeks before summer officially hits. Wake up to go on crisp forest trails, and spend the afternoon strolling around town, taking in the local shops, and finding the best restaurant for dinner. You’ll have your choice of activities when you visit us in the springtime, but none more classic than a spring picnic! With fully equipped kitchens in our Spring Brook vacation homes, you’ll be able to whip up everything from a deli-worthy stacked sandwich to scrumptious fruit salad—just grab a bag of chips, your favorite snacks, and you’ll be good to go. For those interested in a springtime picnic in Wisconsin Dells, check out our recommendations below!
Rocky Arbor State Park
This local state park is first up on the list, as it is right within city limits and a quick drive from the main part of town! Featuring natural beauty like sandstone cliffs and lush pine forests, Rocky Arbor spans over 100 acres, and there is a 1-mile nature trail that’s perfect for a serene walk. Guests to the park will find designated picnic areas with tables, and there’s a playground if you’re bringing the little ones! With such an unbeatable location to the city, this park is easily accessible and offers the perfect picnic spot for those looking for a little afternoon retreat.
Wisconsin Dells Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is located right off the main area downtown. It’s long been a favorite of locals and vacationers alike, as it’s a peaceful place to get in your steps for the day, with several viewpoints that overlook the Wisconsin River. You’ll find benches and tables along the way, and it’s an ideal spot to get in a lunchtime picnic and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the river in the springtime breeze. This walk is short and manageable for the little ones and can be a great add on to the afternoon’s activities. There are public restrooms located near the entrance, giving you added convenience for your picnic outing!
Mirror Lake State Park
This stunning state park is just south of town in Baraboo, Wisconsin, only about a ten-minute drive from town. With over 2,000 acres you’ll find plenty of spots for picnicking, along with several areas where you can unpack and enjoy lunch. Take an afternoon hike through the park and finish it off with lunch and a view of the stunning lake. Guests to the park will find three picnic areas, the Beach Picnic Area, the Bluewater Bay Picnic Area, and the Boat Loading Picnic Area. Other amenities include restrooms, and a designated pet picnic area across the road from the beach shelter, allowing you to bring Fido along for your picnic adventure!
Devil’s Lake State Park
Just a bit further south from Mirror Lake, you’ll find this final state park, the third of the popular trifecta of state parks that surround Wisconsin Dells. The hiking trails in this park offer visitors stunning views and is a great place to get in some recreation with your spring picnic. Some of the hiking trails offer views from elevated vantage points, and stunning surroundings of quartzite cliffs. There’re multiple picnic areas to be found in this park, with the largest on the north and south areas of the lake. You’ll also find grills here, meaning you can even have a picnic BBQ! The shelter picnic areas can host larger groups and offer electricity and tables—a few of them are even reservable if you’re having a springtime gathering!
Spring Brook Vacation Home Resort
Of course, we had to include ourselves as an honorable mention, as we have plenty of areas made for enjoying the outdoors, from out walking trails to our clubhouse complex which offers an outdoor and indoor pool. Grab a blanket and picnic by our 7-acre fishing lake, or even find a spot in your own lush backyard. With so many outdoor features right outside your door, you might find your own vacation home resort is one of the best areas for a festive spring picnic!
Plan Your Spring Vacation to Wisconsin Dells!
At Spring Brook Resort, we offer an alternative vacation experience, with beautiful Wisconsin Dells vacation rentals and condos in a single community that also includes a golf course, a sports bar and grill, and tons of amenities for guests, both indoor and outdoor! Our knowledgeable team can assist you in picking out your dream vacation rental and answer any questions you might have. Give us a call today to learn more!