If you're looking for a great place to spread out a blanket and enjoy a bucket of chicken or your favorite sandwich and side dishes, you've got plenty of places to choose from.
Rich Koski, director of sales at the Ogden-Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there are several family-friendly places to enjoy a picnic.
"Late summer and fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy one last picnic with our cooler temperatures and changing leaves," Koski said. "Northern Utah offers many options for a group gathering with family and friends in a park or combine a hike or bike ride to a quiet destination with a blanket, picnic supplies and your special someone."
Koski lists the following places he thinks folks would enjoy picnicking:
* MTC Learning Park-Utah State Botanical Garden on Ogden River Parkway
1750 Monroe Blvd.
Shelter, plenty of grass and beautiful gardens
* Big D Sports Park
1376 Park Blvd.
Pavilion, playground, open space
* Beus Pond Park
4240 Country Hills Drive
Picnic area, playground, pond, walking path
* Ft. Buenaventura
2550 A Avenue
Shelter, walking paths, fishing pond, canoe rentals
* High Adventure Park
251 E. 18th on Ogden River
Unique playground, grass space for picnics on restored section of river
* Eccles Park
2550 Eccles Avenue
Bring blanket for romantic picnic in oval "watermelon park" in middle of street of the Historic Eccles District
* Mt. Ogden Park
Large open space close to tennis and pickleball court as well as Mt. Ogden Golf Course
* Ogden River Parkway
Hike or bike between Rainbow Gardens and Riverdale -- lots of picnic spots
* Malan's Peak
Start at Ogden's 22nd or 29th Street Trailhead to hike up Taylor Canyon to Malan's Peak and enjoy a picnic with a scenic view of Ogden -- 2 hours round trip
* Waterfall Canyon
Start at Ogden's 29th Street Trailhead and reward yourself with a picnic lunch at the base of the waterfall -- 2 hours round trip
Ride the gondola on a summer or fall weekend and take the 1/2-hour hike up the Middle Bowl Cirque -- beautiful views both directions from the ridgeline
Box Elder County
* Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
2155 West Forest Road, Brigham City
Combine a day of birding with a picnic along the scenic loop road
* Rees Pioneer Park
800 West Forest Street, Brigham City
Large picnic area, pond for fishing, walking path, playground and pool
* Kent Smith Memorial Park
5457 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green
20 picnic tables, baseball and soccer fields, playground with a beautiful view of the Wasatch Back
Several messages were left with Davis County officials, but none offered specific locations. Check with each city's government website for locations and instructions.