Mothers are superheroes and deserve to be honored all year round — but there’s no denying that on Mother’s Day they deserve to be celebrated in a special way. Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure or even a close friend who is a mom, Mother’s Day is a day to say “thank you” to the all the strong, nurturing, beautiful women in your life!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 8– just a reminder for you!), we thought we’d give you a few ideas on how to enjoy this special day.

Start the day off right and present your mother or special person in your life with some beautiful flowers or a beautiful plant. The following local florists will be able to help you chose the perfect arrangement, plant, or corsage.

Dickman Farms

Dickman’s Farm

Strawberry Farms

Cosentino’s Florist


 Enjoy a special brunch at one of these wonderful restaurants.

Springside Inn

 Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn

Springside Inn, Auburn

Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven

Casowasco in Moravia

Don’t see your favorite restaurant listed above, give them a call! They may be open!


After a great meal take a nice leisurely walk, share stories and a laugh. Cayuga County is full of wonderful trails and parks to explore.

Emerson Park

Filmore Glen State Park, Moravia

Emerson Park, Auburn

Hoopes Park, Auburn

Long Point State Park, Aurora

For information on local trails click here


The perfect way to end the day is with a trip to the ice cream shop for something sweet and watch the sunset.

Rudolph's Sugar Shack Sundae

Classic Cones

Rudolph’s Sugar Shack

Reeses’s Dairy Bar

Tom Thumb

Pete’s Treats

Please be sure to check times, some places may close early on Sundays.

Sunset on Owasco Lake


How ever you chose to spend the day, we hope you have a great day! Happy Mother’s Day!