As Spring marches forward, the weather gets warmer, and the prime camping season approaches, so do some important holidays. One of the most important of these holidays is of course… Mother’s Day. Whether a mother of children, of a pet, or a mother in spirit, all moms should be celebrating and celebrated.
Moms do a lot of caring for us; Mother’s Day is the day to do some caring for them. There are the usual celebrations – a brunch, a day of being pampered, a bouquet of roses – but what about doing something a little different this year and giving her the gift of a relaxing weekend away.
Many New York campgrounds have opened or open on May 1, just in time for Mother’s Day, which falls on May 10th this year. Here are some ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day – camper style:
In the spirit of the CONY theme this camping season, “Hit the Trail to New York Camping,” tell mom to take a hike… literally. If mom enjoys hiking, New York has hundreds of miles of hiking trails throughout the state.
If the mom or mother figure in your life enjoys checking out the scenery, New York certainly has enough to go around. Early-mid May is a great time for checking out budding leaves, flowering trees, and sprouting flowers. On your way to the campground, plan to make some scenic stops or take some day trips. The I Love NY website has a great listing on nature sites and activities in New York to explore.
Yes, moms can still get their spa day – even when camping. There are some campgrounds that feature spas or spa-like amenities. From massages to relaxing hot tubs, mom can take some time for herself and relax while staying in the great outdoors.
In addition to these, many campgrounds will have events and activities specifically for Mother’s Day. To find out what Mother’s Day activities a campground might have, do a search to find a campground in New York, go to that campground’s website, and view their activities schedule or events page to see a listing of what they are offering for Mother’s Day.
Many campgrounds are also offering special rates or packages for Mother’s Day weekend. As with activities, these specials should be featured on their website, or give the campground a call to check with them directly. Whether mom likes camping in a tent outdoors or prefers a cozy cabin, most campgrounds have an option for everyone.
If you're not able to go away for Mother's Day weekend, a future getaway at a campground will still make a great gift. If you have a date in mind, make the reservations and surprise them with a mini vacation to come or, see if the campground of your choice offers a gift card you can purchase to make a reservation at a later date.
The unique gift of a camping getaway makes a great Mother's Day present. Be sure to make your reservations soon or get the mother in your life a gift card for a weekend camping as Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away!