20 Things To Do on Mother's Day 2024 in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Spend a day or weekend at Mohonk Mountain House for Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of the resort
Spend a day or weekend at Mohonk Mountain House for Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of the resort
4/21/24 - By Susan Miele

Mother's Day is easy to celebrate in Westchester and the Hudson Valley given the region's natural beauty and great cultural offerings. Whether you're looking to take in a show or want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, we've rounded up 20 things to do on mom's special day.

If you're looking for meal ideas, check out our roundup of the best Mother's Day brunch spots in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

No matter where the holiday takes you, happy Mother's Day from the team at Mommy Poppins!


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1. Meet the Animals

Interact with animals and more at a family-friendly farm.

2. Visit a Local Town

Spend Mother's Day exploring a quaint Hudson Valley town, such as BeaconCold Spring, or Rhinebeck.

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Fairy hunt at Locus Grove this Mother's Day
Go on a fairy hunt on the Locust Grove grounds this Mother's Day. Photo courtesy of the estate

3. Go on a Fairy Hunt

Book your ticket in advance to embark on a fairy hunt at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie.

4. Cut Your Own Flowers 

Instead of just buying a bouquet, pick some freshly grown tulips at Honeybee Grove Flower Farm in Somers—and enjoy the farmer's market while you're there, too. 

5. Hear Some Jazz 

Enjoy an outdoor jazz concert in Croton, part of the Riverview Jazz Series

6. Experience an Adventure Course

Climb to new heights at a treetop adventure course.

7. Explore Bear Mountain

Check out the zoo, merry-go-round, and hiking trails at Bear Mountain State Park.

8. Go for a Hike

Enjoy one of these family-friendly state park hikes in the Hudson Valley.

9. Visit a Classic 

Splurge on a day of adventures at the rustically lovely Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.

10. Enjoy a Local Museum

View the exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum.

11. Head to a Festival

Check out Hurds Family Farms' Apple Blossom Festival, which is packed with fun for moms—and kids.

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Family walking the grounds of Boscobel House on Mother's Day
Boscobel House has sweeping views and family-friendly activities. Photo courtesy of Boscobel House

12. Stroll Some the Gorgeous Grounds

Visit Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison for a day in nature and striking views; advance tickets are recommended.

13. Go for a Family Walk

Enjoy an afternoon walk along the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park at Tarrytown before stopping at Main Street Sweets to spoil mom with a sundae.

14. Take in Outdoor Art

Check out the cool outdoor sculptures at Storm King Art Center.

15. Have a Picnic

Pick up lunch or pack some homemade sandwiches (bonus points if mom's not the one making them!), and visit a great local park for a family-style picnic and fun.

16. Enjoy the Flowers

See what's in bloom at the fabulous Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers. 

17. See the Waterfalls

Wander the grounds of Croton Gorge Park and frolic near its namesake dam, or enjoy one of these other waterfall hikes nearby.

18. Break out the Bikes

Grab your wheels and helmets and go for a bike ride down the car-free Bronx River Parkway, now that Bicycle Sundays are back for the season. Or, try one of these other family-friendly local bike paths.

19. See the Beautiful Blooms

Head upstate to the Albany Tulip Festival to see more than 140,000 flowers, plus enjoy live music, kids' activities, and more.

20. Do a 5K

Give yourself a little "me time" in the form of a women-only 5K race through FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.

This post, originally published in 2017, is updated annually.