With Mother’s Day coming up on Sun, May 12, it's time to plan a memorable day for your mom around Lake Norman. This guide showcases some of our ideas to show your mom just how much she means to you. From sending gorgeous gifts to treating her to a delicious dinner, make this Mother's Day the best one yet!


Early Morning Treatment

One of the best ways to kickstart Mother's Day is with a revitalizing yoga class, and Lake Norman offers plenty of options, including iShine Yoga! They host four Sunday classes, with two in the morning: one at 9 am and another at 10:15 am.

After the yoga session, mom might be ready for a delicious brunch, and our area boasts several fantastic restaurants. Consider dining at Fresh Chef Kitchen or the Fresh Egg in Cornelius, or venture to Davidson for a delightful meal at the Famous Toastery. If you're looking to eat in Huntersville, head out to Rise Café. There are plenty of options for Brunch in our area, but it will be busy this weekend, so reservations are highly recommended.

Famous Toastery

Brunch date at Famous Toastery


Go Shopping

What's a guaranteed way to get the perfect gift on Mother's Day? Going shopping with her! Shopping together is a surefire way to find her the perfect gift while enjoying quality time together. Birkdale Village offers a plethora of stores, ranging from local boutiques to well-known brands, ensuring there's something for everyone. Make a day of it and explore the variety of shops for a memorable shopping spree.

Birkdale Village is home to large brand names including American Eagle, Lululemon, Bath & Body Works, and Apple. Some of the smaller, local businesses such as Julie’s Boutique and Nina's Boutique carry some unique items and accessories that mom will enjoy. Be sure to check out Apricot Lane, a store in Birkdale Village with a women-focused approach. For a more local shopping experience, explore South Main Street in Downtown Davidson, home to locally owned boutiques, gift shops, and a delightful bookstore. Need a quick gift online? Visit our online store for fun Lake Norman-themed gifts that we'll conveniently ship directly to her doorstep!


Get Outdoors

Why not make the most of the day with your mom by enjoying the great outdoors? Lake Norman is home to numerous trails and greenways waiting to be explored! Jetton Park features a 1.5-mile loop with stunning lake views and a beach area to soak up the sun. For another waterfront gem, visit Ramsey Creek Park, where their Patriot Pier offers a setting perfect for quality time with mom. If biking is more your speed, Fisher Farm Park offers 4 miles of trails suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced riders. And if your mom wants to go out on the water, several rental spots in the area offer boat and jet ski rentals for a fun lake adventure! Mountain Island Lake Paddle launch from Latta Plantation, offering kayaks and stand-up paddles if you would prefer to go motorless while soaking up the sun on the lake. Don't want to go lakeside? The Carolina Raptor Center offers a Mother's Day Special, where all moms are admitted for free on the Raptor trail.

Lake Norman


What's for Dinner?

Treating Mom to a fine dining experience at one of the town's top spots will definitely impress her. Waterfront dining is a favorite for both locals and visitors alike, and we have three outstanding lakefront restaurants to choose from: Hello, Sailor, North Harbor Club, and Port City Club. In Huntersville, Fin & Fino and Red Rocks Cafe are both popular choices for special occasions, while Kindred in Davidson offers a timeless setting for celebration. For seafood lovers, The Waterman Fish Bar in Cornelius and Peninsula Prime are fantastic options, each offering a unique atmosphere. Remember, reservations are highly recommended!

Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restuarant


Post-Dinner Activities 



Now that you and mom are full, the night is still young. There are tons of activities to do around the Lake Norman area that will be fun for mom or the whole family. For the mom that loves wine, check out winestore of Lake Norman! They offer a variety of different wines so that every taste is satisfied. Primal Brewery is also hosting a Mother's Day Celebration from 1-6pm on Sunday, featuring live music, food trucks and free brownies for all moms! For the moms with a green thumb, PlantHouse is hosting a special DIY terrarium workshop for Mother's Day from May 12-14!


Gift Ideas

To wrap up Mother’s Day, we have compiled a short list of great gift ideas that are both time and cost-effective to end off the day. These gift ideas include: 

Birkdale Village - Kilwins


Make this Mother’s Day better than any other so you can show your mom how much she means to you!  Remember, it's not about the activities, but the precious time spent together. Don't forget the incredible role moms play in our lives every day, and make sure to tag us in your Mother’s Day photos on social media @VisitLakeNorman