5 things to do on Mother’s Day

Not sure what to do with mom on Mother’s Day this year? Here are a few suggestions. 

Enjoy a walk through Elizabeth Park Rose Garden

Close by to other great attractions, Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford is a peaceful spot to enjoy a picnic or take-out from a local restaurant. The garden’s restaurant, Pond House Cafe, is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch.

Visit one of Connecticut’s local museums

Visit the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, The New Britain Art Museum, or one of Yale University’s art galleries in New Haven.  

Take a ride down to the shore

Restaurants, beaches, Old Mystic Village, and more, Connecticut’s shoreline is home to some wonderful spots. Enjoy a beach walk, antiquing, bookstores and more. 

Enjoy a hike

Recently, I shared a list of great, local hiking spots! Enjoy beautiful views of Connecticut as the seasons begin to change, waterfalls, or check out Gillette Castle in East Haddam.  

Try a local restaurant

Connecticut is home to many locally-owned restaurants, lots of which offer a special Mother’s Day menu. With weather finally warming up, enjoy an outdoor dining spot like Parkville Market in Hartford! 

Sammi Bray of Southington is a first year student at Trinity College in Hartford. She is studying public policy and law, with a minor in rhetoric, writing and media studies. She has been freelancing for the Record-Journal since June. You can contact her at sammibray03@gmail.com.



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