Give Mom a Break for Mother’s Day at West Virginia State Parks

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, and West Virginia state park restaurants are offering appetizing meals and buffet spreads to help you and your family celebrate the special day.

Avoid crowded chain restaurants, and treat the mother in your life to a quiet and relaxing dinner trip to a state park. Park restaurants featuring Mother’s Day buffets include:

Reservations are recommended, so call the park or restaurant in advance to schedule the perfect Mother’s Day meal. And while you’re at it, book an overnight stay in a lodge room, cabin or campground for a fun weekend getaway the whole family can enjoy.

If you’re looking for additional Mother’s Day activities, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is an ideal place to celebrate the holiday weekend. Rent a refurbished company house Friday and Saturday, ride the trains and enjoy meals at the Last Run Restaurant. A special Saturday evening meal featuring fried pork chops and fixings will be accompanied by live music from Black King Coal. Sunday’s Mother’s Day Special dinner features fried chicken, side dishes and a dessert.

A delicious meal and fine-dining service — it doesn’t get much better than that. For more information about Mother’s Day specials and other activities at West Virginia state parks, visit or call 1-800-225-5982.