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Bays Mountain Park:: Kayak Stargazing
October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on October 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Bays Mountain Park offers Kayak Stargazing program
Enjoy an evening under the stars along the Bays Mountain Reservoir from the comfort of your own kayak. It’ll be a calm and relaxing evening like no other.
Bays Mountain Park is offering kayak stargazing programs this week and in early October. Join park staff in the middle of the reservoir for a guided hike through the night sky.
The program is an astronomy class with a twist where you’ll learn about the constellations and the viewable planets with the naked eye.
Kayak Stargazing programs will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 27th and 29th and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 4th, 6th and 13th. The cost is $5 per person for non-members.
Participants are required to bring their own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard and paddling equipment, along with a Type III personal flotation device. You will also be allowed some time to paddle around the lake as you wait for the sky to darken.
To register for one of the programs visit www.kingsporttn.gov and click on the “CivicRec” button on the main page. From there, click on the “Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium” link and select Kayak Stargazing.
For more information about Bays Mountain Park visit www.baysmountain.com.
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 3,750 acres, Bays Mountain Park features roughly 44 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 3,750-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.”