Mother's Day is right around the corner, May 14th, and Limestone County is full of ideas to treat Mom to on her special day. We've pulled a few ideas together to help you out.
1818 Farms of Mooresville is offering a Yoga Retreat with Cathy Lighton on the 13th of May that will allow Mom some downtown time (and company of other adults) during a three class day -- Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and a Breathe Meditation -- set outdoors amid the scenic grounds of 1818 Farms and a 3-course lunch from Mezza Luna. If your Mom is more into gardening, the Bloom Stroll and Bouquet Workshop offered later in June may be right up her alley with fresh cut flowers and herb tucked in container for her "take and go" ending of her day. Check out the details and set Mom's reservations today.
If Mom isn't close by, but you'd still like to lavish her with gifts from 1818 Farms, you can always turn to their online shop. Choose from lotions, soaps, or spa experience sets for her to pamper herself with. Or maybe she would enjoy the specialty roast coffees, pottery items, or some cute decor item inspired by the residents of the farm - like the Babydoll sheep.
You, Mom and at least two more family or friends can enjoy a guided 1 1/2 hour tour with a resident of the Town of Mooresville under the towering trees by reserving a tour. Add to your day in Mooresville with coffee and pie at JaVa.Mooresville or homemade candy from Lyla's Little House and finish with little shopping at Mooresville Mercantile.
Belle Chevre of Elkmont is another option for gift ideas for Mom. You can visit their Cheese Shop and Tasting Room on Upper Fort Hampton in the heart of Elkmont for a nice meal with Mom. Or visit their online store and send fresh chevre in gift boxes, Body By Belle bath and body items or even quirky tees, plush goats or a goat cheese making kit. Though the "Crazy Old Goat" tee might not be the best choice for Mom's on Mother's Day -- they have that too!
Take time to peruse the Antique PaperTrail, Sugar Bucket, and Rustic Rooster in the downtown for an amazing collection of antiques, one-of-a-kind treasures and nostalgic items. Then enjoy lunch or dinner at Gin House Barbecue on AL-127 or head out to the interstate exit and check out Candlelight Antiques, Momma D's, Cindy's Barn or the Elkmont Variety Store.
If Mom is the outdoor type, hit the Richard Martin Rails to Trails from the heart of Elkmont. Head north on the trail and you'll come to the covered bridge, a perfect spot for family photos to mark the day. Looking to give Mom a challenge on the trail, start at either the north trailhead at Veto Church or at the southern trailhead at Mitchell Coffman Park on Piney Chapel and hit the 10.2 (one way) route through a variety of scenery, a Civil War battle site, downtown Elkmont, the covered bridge and past the blue caboose of Mill Creek RV park..
Another option for the intrepid Moms would be a trip on the Limestone County Canoe and Kayak Trail on the Elk River. Local outfitter, Fort Hampton Outfitters, can help with kayak rentals, in and outs along the 21.9 miles trail and even offers guide services.
The stores of Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore Alabama offer an eclectic mix of antiques, decor, jewelry, clothes and the unexpected for a great day's excursion with Mom. Main Street offers a variety of stores including Hobbs Jewelers and lots of little boutiques to check out. Add lunch at Mildred's in Ardmore, Libby's Catfish and Diner, El Olmeca, K-May Thai Restaurant or one of the many others in town along Main Street.
Greenbrier, exit 3 of Interstate 565, provides you with the chance to not only enjoy 306 BBQ and Catfish or a nice family meal at Greenbrier Restaurant but you can rev things up for Mom with a test ride at the Redstone Harley-Davidson dealership. You can kick off Mother's Day early with Stress-Free Friday Happy Hour on May 12th from 4:00PM-7:00PM with Redstone HD. Enjoy the food trucks, Yellowhammer Brewing and music to keep things going.
Looking to make a splash with Mom? Make reservations for the Lucy's Branch Marina pontoon boat rental and head out on the Tennessee River/Wheeler Lake Reservoir for Mother's Day for a little relaxing or fishing. Maybe a little waterside dining at Fat Cat's on the Water would add a nice touch to her day in scenic southwest Limestone County.
East Limestone offers Village Pizza of East Limestone to treat Mom and the family to a meal. The Village Shoppes of Madison, located in eastern Limestone County, offers a collection of restaurants - Sakura Sushi and Steakhouse, Saffron Indian Restaurant, and Grounded Coffee to treat Mom to a meal.
Athens host a collection of stores and eateries up and down U.S. Highway 72 and in downtown Athens. From jewelry stores to spas, clothing boutiques to florist -- you'll be inspired to treat Mom like a queen for Mother's Day. Favorite locations for dining in Athens includes LuVici's, Village Pizza, Clark's Restaurant, Las Trojas, Cafe 72, and Ninja Steakhouse and Hibachi.
Take stroll on the Athens Greenway, enjoy the Antebellum home driving tour or stroll downtown after dark and watch the Limestone County Courthouse glow in bright and beautiful color. Sweet treats can be found at Russell Stovers Outlet Store, The Amish Village, Kreme Delite, Limestone Drug Store, Suzanne's Bakery and Eatery and Sweetest Things Tea Room.
We hope we've inspired to treat Mom to an adventure, relaxation, or a nice family dinner with these idea.
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