Local Ephrata Experiences for Mother’s Day

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Local Ephrata Experiences for Mother’s Day

Posted on April 18, 2022 by Lisa Willwerth

Ephrata offers a variety of fun activities to experience with mom this Mother's Day!

This Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life with the gift of quality time! Whether mom enjoys a pleasant brunch or soaking up the sun outdoors, there are plenty of local activities every mother will love. To help you plan out the perfect day, we’ve compiled some favorite Ephrata activities guaranteed to make mom feel loved.


Nothing beats a delicious brunch, and on Sundays, Old Republic Distilling Tavern and Griddle & Grind offer delicious memorable meals mom will love! Sip on a lovely craft cocktail at the Old Republic Distillery and a mouthwatering breakfast special from the chefs at Griddle & Grind. After brunch, you can keep the Mother’s Day fun by pairing it with one of the following local Ephrata experiences!

Sweet Treats

If mom has a sweet tooth, you can’t beat a visit to The Udder Choice. With a breakfast, lunch, and vast dessert menu, you can visit any time of day and enjoy some delectable bites and quality time with mom. The Udder Choice is the ideal family-friendly atmosphere with outdoor seating, perfect if you want to bring the kids and the family dog along!

Wine Tasting

What could be more relaxing than enjoying some wine by the fire pit at the Weathered Vineyards Tasting Room? Take mom before Mother’s Day to enjoy a night out with live music playing from 5 pm–8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Or, pop in on Sunday for an afternoon of wine tasting, snacks, and conversation.

Bike Ride

A refreshing bike ride on the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail (WERT) is a great way to get out with mom and time spent outdoors this holiday. For those without a bicycle, you can reserve a bike rental beforehand at the Ephrata Bike Share, so all you have to do the day of is pick up your ride and enjoy the afternoon! You can even bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy at Tom Grater Park, located alongside Cocalico Creek. For more local attractions along the trail, visit our Wayfinding Trail Map!

Night of Theater

Top off Mother’s Day with a night at the theater! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a comedic musical playing until May 14th at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Tickets for this comedic musical are available Thursdays through Saturdays so that you can enjoy an early Mother’s Day showing or gift tickets for the following weekend. Click here for tickets or visit the EPAC website for more details.

Regardless of how you celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we are sure that the quality time you spend with mom this Mother’s Day will be fantastic, whatever way you decide to spend it! For additional gift ideas for mom, check out our Ephrata Mother’s Day gift guide!