Summer is here (finally) and the 4th of July is about a week away. Hopefully you have a nice three day or more weekend coming up. So, what are your plans?

I will be rockin' on The Whale for a part of it, but when I'm not on the air, I'm going to be at my campground, barbecuing up some meat on the wood pellet grill with a new flavor of pellets that I've never tried before, and then watching some awesome fireworks with my camp friends and a beer or two (at least.)

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Oh yea, I'll probably dress up my golf cart for the annual 4th of July golf cart parade. That's always fun with a chance to win prizes for the best decorated golf cart. Unfortunately, our campground has some really serious competitors and I can't hold a candle to the amount of decorating and money they put into their golf cart. This is one time I have no desire to keep up with the campground Jones's.

If you are thinking of having a 4th of July Picnic, there certainly are many places to do so in the Southern Tier of New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have a few places that I really like to go for a day outing. It's just a small sampling of places open for a picnic, but these are some of my favorites. You can see them below.

Enjoy your 4th of July holiday and please be safe. Leave the fireworks show to the professionals.

Local Places For A 4th of July Picnic

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