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Bays Mountain: Park After Dark
August 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy “Park After Dark” at Bays Mountain Park
Have you ever wanted to experience the beauty of Bays Mountain Park at night? If so, you’ll soon have your chance.
Bays Mountain Park is hosting a “Park After Dark” event this Saturday (August 13) from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors have two packages to choose from and registration is required.
The first package is $10 per person and includes park entrance, access to a children’s touch table area and up to three of the following programs.
– Flying Squirrel Zipline – Come and mimic the true nature of the flying squirrel as you zip through the tree lines in the low light of dusk.
– Night Barge Ride – Spend an evening on the lake enjoying the sights and sounds of our nocturnal life.
– Wolf Howling – Experience the chilling chorus of our forest’s native predators under the moonlight.
The second package is $5 per person and includes the children’s touch table area and the wolf howling. This package is limited to 25 participants.
The children’s touch table area will be in the Nature Center and you can get up close and personal with some native animal pelts and skulls. One of our park’s resident snakes may even make an appearance.
To register for these events visit www.baysmountain.com. Since this is a “Special Event,” no membership discount will be accepted.
About Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Annually, more than 200,000 visitors pass through Bays Mountain Park making it one of the State of Tennessee’s Top 50 Most Visited Attractions, according to the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. One of the nation’s largest city-owned parks with 3,650 acres, Bays Mountain Park features roughly 40 miles of hiking trails, a state-of-the-art planetarium, wildlife habitats, fun exhibits, a 44-acre lake, ropes course with zip line, trails for mountain biking and much, much more.
About the City of Kingsport
Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 55,400) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,650-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”