Caching in a Winter Wonderland

January 25th, 2018 by
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Exercise both mind and body in a modern day treasure hunt at Bays Mountain Park! Caching in a Winter Wonderland is a new, outdoor program designed to help individuals learn how to use a basic GPS unit in order to play the geocaching game.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Geocaching is a game anyone can play, and you can do it as a team, by yourself or with your family. 

The game is designed to be played all year long, but a small course will be set up at the park in order for guests to learn what they are looking for and how the game is played.

To participate, you must provide your own GPS device. This is an outdoor program, and participants should dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. The program is $3 per person and is free for Bays Mountain Park members. In addition to the program fee, there is a $5 gate fee, per car, to enter Bays Mountain Park.

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JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM GOING STRONG

January 2nd, 2014 by
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Too young to volunteer, but you still want to have fun in the great outdoors learning to be a naturalist?  Check out our new Junior Naturalist Program and earn your very own patch!  Booklets to get started are available for purchase in our Nature Center Gift Shop.  The program fee is just $5.00 and includes your patch upon completion of the program.  Great for youth five-years-old thru high school.

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Injured Wildlife?

March 23rd, 2012 by
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For help with injured wildlife – contact Freda Rice at 423-272-5535 or WynnWood Wildlife Rehabilitation at 423-474-6220.

If you cannot reach one of the above specialists, call Bays Mountain Park at 423-229-9447.

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