How to Spend Mother’s Day in SWV

With Mother’s Day coming up, you probably want to do something special for Mom. Good thing there are a ton of things to do right here in Southern West Virginia. Instead of agonizing over a gift that will find its way to the back of the cupboard or closet by this time next year, think about giving Mom an experience she’ll treasure forever.

Treat Mom to brunch at the Resort at Glade Springs including fresh fruit, shrimp cocktail, pan seared rainbow trout, and more in the Bright Ballroom. With a breakfast bar, appetizers and salads, a carving station, buffet, and desserts, Mom is sure to find just what she wants.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia features the Mountain State’s finest cuisine, including pearl sugar waffles, slow-roasted beef brisket, chicken scallopini with mushroom marsala, desserts and more.

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch with an amazing view at Adventures on the Gorge. With fresh baked breads, an omelette station and a host of sweet treats, this brunch is a great way to spend time with mom.

Or head over to The Market on Courthouse Square in Hinton for a delicious Mother’s Day Buffet with pan seared mahi mahi, marinated London Broil and a pasta station!

Be sure to get your tickets for either of these events in advance as these Mother’s Day dining events are sure to fill up.

The Char, which is traditionally closed on Sundays, will open from 11am to 5pm on Mother’s Day to honor the special woman everyone’s lives.

Take Mom to one of these popular jewels of the state park system. There’s Babcock State Park and its famous grist mill. Or maybe a bird’s eye view of our Appalachian forests is more Mom’s style. If so, head to Hawks Nest State Park for a tram ride from the rim of the gorge to the river or Camp Creek State Park to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls.

If Mom has a green thumb, she’s sure to enjoy a trip to Sunset Berry Farm in Alderson, WV. Spend the day in the strawberry patches picking your own strawberries. The main harvest dates run from May 15 through June 15 – perfect timing for Mother’s Day!

Visit historic Lewisburg and its bustling art scene showcased at unique shops, boutiques, and galleries, or take a walking tour of Bramwell, the historic “Millionaires’ Town” featuring mansions of the coal barons of old. If those are too modern for Mom’s tastes, you can always step back in time in the town of Thurmond along the banks of the New River.

If Mom likes her history with a bit of driving, tour the Coal Heritage Trail. You can start as far north as Ansted and follow it all the way to Bluefield, exploring old company towns, tipples, railroad structures, and reclaimed mining lands.

With the pace of everyday life only seeming to get faster by the day, use Mother’s Day as a chance to reconnect, both with family and nature. No matter where in Southern West Virginia you choose to take Mom, know that you’re already giving your mother the best Mother’s Day gift of all: time together.