Searching for a creative way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day? Look no further than a mini getaway to the Lake George Area. Mother-daughter bonds are indispensable – experience memorable moments together while wine tasting, shopping, or enjoying a delicious brunch on a glorious spring morning. Whether you fill your weekend with these relaxing activities or pick just one for a fun outing, treat your mom to a mini getaway well spent in the beautiful southern Adirondacks.

Relaxing Spa Retreats

Massages, mani-pedis, and more! There is an endless list of luxury spas in the Lake George Area for mothers and daughters to be pampered at. Here are several to check into this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend:

spa set up for a hot stone treatment

Awaken your senses within The Spa & Salon at The Sagamore Resort. Experience ultimate relaxation during deep-cleansing facials, detoxifying and moisturizing body wraps, tension-reducing massages and acupressure, exfoliation treatments, and more.

Leave the tranquil sanctuary of Rejuvenations Spa Services with a refreshed glow. Specializing in skin care pampering and full body unwinds, the professional treatments here include an expansive list of facials, massages, and waxing.

Find your Zen at Body Relief & Spa. Providing customized massage treatments including hot stone massages, deep tissue massages, reiki, and unique facials – each with soothing, hydrating, or repairing properties.

Unwind in Adirondack bliss at The Spa Studio. From a wide variety of massages for complete relaxation and healing of the mind, to skin care treatment such as anti-aging and light therapy, there are plenty of spa packages waiting just for you.

Witness the holistic healing properties of Adirondack Salt Cave’s Himalayan Salt Environment. Their team of qualified practitioners can guide you through halotherapy, reiki, massage therapy, and more.

When booking a room for a long weekend getaway, also keep in mind that several area hotels include spa services and saunas under their amenities, such as the Phoenix Inn Resort or the Friends Lake Inn.

Wine Tastings & Charcuterie

Cheers to mom with a glass (or two) of Adirondack Winery wine! Adirondack Winery's Queensbury Tasting Room  is celebrating with Mother's Day Bubbles & Blooms. Sip from the Spring Cocktail Flight and learn how to arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers while bonding with Mom!

Information on cost and registration for these events can be found by clicking here. Check out the Mother's Day celebrations at Adirondack Winery's Lake George Tasting Room as well!   

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Nettle Meadow Charcuterie Board, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

Taste test Nettle Meadow’s artisan cheeses at the historic Hitching Post Tavern. Enjoy charcuterie boards or small dishes in which focus is placed on the award-winning cheeses or skip brunch and go straight into a cheese tasting to sample a wide variety they make in-house. Afterwards, head straight over to the retail shop and purchase your favorites to bring home. Nettle Meadow cheese makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

For something more adventurous, climb aboard the Horicon for a Mother’s Day Wine Tasting Cruise Aboard the Adirondack with Lake George Waterfront Cruises. Savor the notes of four different wines carefully hand-selected by the crew as you sail the “Queen of American Lakes” on this timeless double deck, wooden yacht. Information on cost and booking this cruise can be found here by clicking here

Pack Your Own Picnic

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Glens Falls City Park, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien

Sometimes mom just needs a breath of fresh air. The possibilities and opportunities for crafting your own unique picnic are endless with all the public parks, nature preserves, and hiking trails throughout the region. Load up a basket with fresh ingredients and her favorite snacks for a make-your-own charcuterie experience to enjoy alongside gorgeous Adirondack scenery.

Shop ‘til You Drop

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Lake George Factory Outlets, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

Mother knows best! Ask for mom’s opinion as you browse our shopping mall, factory outlets, gift shops, and more. Stroll down Main Street to peruse locally owned boutiques or hop in the car and head to the Aviation Mall or Lake George Factory Outlets for name brand clothing and shoes. Scour antique stores for treasured collectibles or artisan’s display rooms for hand-crafted Adirondack furniture. Make a one-stop shop at The Shirt Factory. Let mom pick out her own bouquet of flowers or gorgeous blossoming plants for her front porch at one of our garden centers. A little retail therapy can go a long way, you can easily spend the whole weekend searching for the best deals while shopping with mom in the Lake George Area. Add more places to your shopping excursion by clicking here.

Art Galleries & Museum Tours

Spend a quiet moment with mom appreciating the fine art, culture, and incredible history of the Lake George Area.

Visit The Hyde Collection to admire the collections and current exhibitions that feature pieces from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt, among other renowned artists. Or, stop in at the Lake George Arts Project and LARAC galleries that showcase works from regional and national up-and coming-artists.

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Mural at 20 Warren St. by local artist Hannah Williams (see "Murals, Mosaics, and More" below), Photo Credit: Jaynie Ellis 

If the unpredictable spring weather cooperates during your stay, explore the Lake George Area’s “Murals, Mosaics, and More”. Take a self-guided tour using our blog as inspiration to visit blooming outdoor public art projects from small to large-scale around the region.

Mother-daughter duos that double as history buffs will thoroughly enjoy stepping back in time at the Fort William Henry Museum or the Chapman Museum. Our small towns also have their own local history museums that can be found by clicking here.

A Night on the Town

It’s girls’ night! There’s no shortage of nightlife and entertainment options in the Lake George Area. If mom needs a good laugh, grab tickets for some hilarious stand-up brought to you by highly-acclaimed comedians at the Park Theater. There is also the Charles R. Wood Theater, home to a variety of plays and musicals put on by the talented performers of the Glens Falls Community Theatre. And, the Tannery Pond Center offers a more intimate setting for concerts and performances.

Grab a bucket of buttery popcorn and recline back at Regal Theater, or park for a double-feature at the Glen Drive-In and enjoy the fully-stocked snack bar during intermission. If you and mom bond on the couch over heartwarming rom-coms or suspenseful true crime thrillers, spend the evening watching the latest releases on the big screen instead!

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Thursday Night Blues Jam at the Lawrence Street Tavern, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

If you're heading out on a Thursday night, the fun is in full swing at the Lawrence Street Tavern. Here, musicians of all skill levels get an opportunity to show off their talents, and every Thursday Night Blues Jam is jumping with a lively audience and the sweet sounds of the blues. With drinks in hand, you and mom can dance like no one is watching to a wide-range of covers from classic hits to more recent tracks.

For a schedule of featured comedy shows, productions and live music, in the Lake George Area (including those at the venues listed above) visit our events calendar by clicking here.

Lavish Overnight Stays

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The Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lake Luzerne, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

Book a suite for two at a lavish resort or hotel with amenities included. Sip wine in an Adirondack cabin near a crackling wood fire. Wake up to waves lapping the shore outside your waterfront cottage. Get some R&R at a quaint B&B. Throughout the Lake George Area you’re sure to find the most immaculate rooms for reasonable prices that mom will approve of. Soak in the Adirondack views from first-class accommodations at the heart of our small towns or off backcountry roads. Just like old times, giggle and gossip during a sleepover with mom.

Mother’s Day Brunches

Brunch and bubbly. Bottomless mimosas and all-you-can-eat breakfast foods. Here is a list we compiled of eateries in the Lake George Area offering a Mother’s Day brunch: 

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Brunch at The Bond in Warrensburg, Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien 

Girlfriends Getaway

Join other mothers and daughters for a weekend retreat at The Sagamore Resort. Dive into a wide variety of new topics and activities through empowering classes, exercise groups, motivational speakers, live entertainment, and more, concluding with a cruise around Lake George aboard The Morgan. After the day’s planned activities, retire to your luxurious room at the resort or explore the shops and restaurants of Bolton Landing. Girlfriends Getaway is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women and expand your horizons. Learn and grow with mom right by your side, like she always has been. Information on cost and registration for this event can be found by clicking here.