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Join one of our free, naturalist-led hikes for a chance to see dozens of flower species native to East Tennessee as they come into bloom. We’ll hike at Bays Mountain Park and Laurel Run Park on the dates listed below. The varieties of flowers can be quite different at each park because of the difference in elevation. These hikes are free to the public and do not require registration. Expect to hike for about an hour and a half. Depending…Find out more »
What lurks in the night at Bays Mountain Park? Join us for the Owl Prowl, where we'll track down an elusive nocturnal predator that calls Bays Mountain home: the owl! Owl Prowls begin with a lively program where guests get to meet live, rehabilitated owls at the Raptor Center. Then the group will go out along a trail in search for wild owls. The hike will involve an easy-paced guided walk through the park. The group will stop periodically and…Find out more »
*All Kids at Bays activities are free with park admission. Celebrate Bays Mountain Park's 50th Anniversary with the whole family! Saturday, April 24 is all about the kiddos. It's Kids at Bays! Bring the whole clan for a series of events from noon to 6 p.m. We'll have big trucks in the parking lot for Kid's Touch-a-Truck, food trucks with tasty treats, games to play and door prizes you can win. Did you know all of our wolves' birthdays are…Find out more »
Bays Mountain Park Hosts Jeep Fest on June 19 Prize to be awarded in five categories Are you a lover of all things Jeep? Join Bays Mountain Park for its first-ever Jeep Fest on June 19, celebrating this iconic all-terrain vehicle that’s perfect for adventuring. This event is hosted by Leadership Kingsport as one of its Community Impact Projects. “With Bays Mountain celebrating 50 years this year, we wanted to help with the celebration by creating events for everyone to…Find out more »