Where is the best place to go for a picnic in Greater Boston?

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What do you bring and what makes the day fun for you?

A picnic at Maudslay State Park, complete with homemade goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, cheese and bread. Globe Staff/Mark Lorenz

International Picnic Day is approaching and families and friends may gather to eat outside on June 18. And why not ? Dining in a beautiful park is a great, sure-fire way to start the pandemic summer.

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While people around the world regularly go for picnics, it was said that picnics as we know them came from the French Revolution, which led to the opening of the royal parks to the public for the first time. On International Picnic Day, you can pack a basket full of sandwiches, some refreshing drinks, and a tablecloth to lay out on the grass and celebrate the holiday.

Boston Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway are great places to enjoy an outdoor picnic, as is Arnold’s Arboretum. In Watertown, Arsenal shipyards hosts Picnic in the park this summer, a monthly series of outdoor events featuring live local bands and entertainment, such as a magician and comedian Peter Gross and indie rock band fish house. But we know Boston.com readers have more than a few ideas for where to best enjoy an outdoor picnic during the summer months.

We want to know: Where is your favorite picnic spot? What do you bring and what makes the day fun for you? Do you have a favorite picnic memory? Tell us in the poll below or email us at [email protected]. Your response may be used in a future article by Boston.com and/or its social networks.

Tell us: where is your favorite picnic spot?