Celebrate Mother’s Day in Athens County

If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together. From delicious eats to thoughtful adventures, we have you covered for this holiday of celebrating Mom!


Give a Passion Flower

Why give your mom a flower she has to plant and water? Sturdy flowers from Passion Works Studio retains their beauty year after year. Not only is the passion flower the official flower of Athens (which means bonus points if your mom is a Bobcat alumna) but all proceeds from purchases at Passion Works help to support its mission of providing a creative, inclusive atmosphere for artists with and without disabilities.

Hop on the Bikeway

Chances are that your mom is going to love anything you give her, but probably what she really will enjoy the most is to spend a little extra time with her kids. An easy ride along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is the perfect way to spend a Mother’s Day afternoon. The scenery and wildlife is great, too, but the real reward will be time spent together.

Brunch in style 

Athens is a hub for delicious eats. Celebrate Mom with a memorable brunch! Enjoy dining at its finest at the Lake Hope Lodge. Call ahead because reservations are required and seating takes place from 10am-2pm. Cutler’s Restaurant at the Ohio University Inn also offers brunch from 11am-2pm.

Take a stroll with the family 

Athens is a place that invites a slower pace and a chance to connect more deeply with your surroundings. A walk with your mom at one of the many parks in Athens County is the ideal setting to connect with nature and with each other. Take a leisurely stroll at local favorite, Strouds Run, or explore hidden gems Gifford State Forest or Desonier Nature Preserve.

Spend a day at the winery

Take your mom out for a glass of wine while enjoying the spring weather and beautiful scenery of Athens, Ohio. What’s better than sipping a glass of wine while enjoying the sunset in the presence of your loved ones? If you head to Shade Winery, you can even bring your own snacks to munch on while you share some favorite memories with your mom.

Mama Fest 

Eclipse Company Store will celebrate all things mom with Mama Fest! On Friday, May 12th, stop by Shop Athens Ohio between 4pm-6pm for a book signing by Nicole Phillips, then come over to listen to the one and only Jim Volk, have a nice cold one and dinner. On Saturday, an all day tap takeover happens with music by local artists The Summoners from 7pm-9pm on the outdoor stage. Then on Mother’s Day treat mom to a delicious breakfast buffet being served between the hours of 10am-12pm.

We wish you and your family a happy Mother’s Day!