Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 12th, and Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has plenty of ways to spoil mom this year. Take her to brunch at a brewery, have a unique wine experience, go to a new museum exhibit, or explore a chocolate trail.

Treat mom to a beautiful day on Keuka Lake and stop by Steuben Brewing Company. Pair their delicious craft brews with brunch from Coco’s Cafes from 10am-1pm. Check out the other tasting rooms along the lake on the Craft Your Adventure Beverage Trail.

Steuben Brewing Company

If mom is a wine connoisseur, then you won’t want to miss the May 1886 Wine & Food Experience at Dr. Franks. The experience begins with a behind-the-scenes look at their rich history of sparkling winemaking. The tour will begin with an explanation of our estate vineyards focusing on the classic Champagne grapes, and then continues underground to our historic cellar built in 1886. Learn the process of bottling, aging, and disgorgment while tasting several examples of their sparkling wines. The tour concludes with a seated flight of wines paired with the chef’s seasonal bites. Purchase your tickets here.


Reserve a spot at Pleasant Valley Inn and enjoy a meal during their Mother’s Day dinner. Four courses of a decadent gourmet dinner in a relaxed atmosphere makes for a memorable evening celebrating your mom. To reserve your spot contact Pleasant Valley Inn at (607) 569-2282.

Pleasant Valley Inn

The New Glass Now exhibit at the Corning Museum of Glass opens on Mother’s Day and is the perfect way to spend the day with your mom, and the whole family! The newest exhibit to the museum features installations made in the last three years by 100 artists of 32 nationalities working in more than 25 countries. Make your own special Mother’s Day themed project at the Studio. After the museum head out into the Gaffer District and enjoy lunch on Market Street.

Rui Sasaki Liquid Sunshine I Am a Pluviophile
Rui Sasaki Liquid Sunshine I Am a Pluviophile courtesy of Corning Museum of Glass

Corning's Gaffer District is home to a chocolate trail, yes, a chocolate trail with yummy treats ranging from handmade chocolate ice cream at Dippity Do Dahs and baked goods at Poppleton, to tableside smores at The Cellar and chocolate martinis at The Steuben Bar. It’s just the thing to make this Mother’s Day the sweetest one yet. Make it a weekend and book the chocolate trail package at the Radisson Hotel Corning and get special sweet perks with your stay!

Smores at the The Cellar
Smores at the The Cellar courtesy of Molly Cagwin

However you chose to celebrate your Mom this Mother’s Day, experiences to be had in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes will help make memories that will last a lifetime.

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