Get creative with your next picnic outing by inviting friends to join you at your local state park or nature conservancy. Select a park where admission is free and invite friends to bring their own picnic lunch to save on costs. The most important aspect of this picnic outing? The great outdoors of course! Bring along some bottles of sunscreen and a couple of pairs of binoculars and spend the afternoon bird-watching, hiking or just smelling the flowers with friends.