Barge Rides are back!
Observe water lilies, deer, raccoons, ducks, geese, turtles, great herons, beaver lodges, and sometimes beavers and black bears. Your naturalist will discuss park history as well as the signs and sounds encountered on your trip, creating a unique experience. The Barge Ride lasts approximately 45 minutes and may be canceled due to weather. The barge is ADA-accessible.
The Wonder of Wolves
Experience the chilling sounds of the wolf call as our naturalists talk to our pack and share interesting facts about socialization and behaviors.
Take a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. This program examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. We also look back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse. The program is followed by a brief tour of the current night sky.
HIKING & BIKING
Explore the Park
Bays Mountain Park features roughly 44 miles of beautiful hiking trails that cover most of the 3,750 acres of the park, with over 32 miles of trails approved for mountain biking.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Bays Mountain Park has daily events and programs including nature programs, planetarium programs and special events. Check out our calendars to find your adventure!
Bays Mountain Park staff and volunteers offer programs for school groups from kindergarten through high school level. These programs are offered Tuesday through Friday, September through May.
Need help navigating through the Park? Download the park map and the Nature Center Grounds map. You will also receive a copy of both of these maps at the park gatehouse.
Bays Mountain Park has 32 miles of trails approved for mountain biking. Download the park map and enjoy the ride!
Bays Mountain Park hosting Winter Planetarium Yoga
Bays Mountain Park is partnering with a local yoga instructor to offer residents an immersive yoga program inside the park’s…
Bays Mountain Park hosting Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga
Bays Mountain Park is partnering with a local yoga instructor to offer residents a special Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga…
Registration opens for the Tennessee Naturalist Program
Registration for the Tennessee Naturalist Program at Bays Mountain Park is now open. Anyone who is interested in learning…
Bays Mountain Park hosting Winter Solstice Yoga & Meditation Class
Bays Mountain Park is partnering with a local yoga instructor to offer residents a special winter solstice yoga and meditation…
Bays Mountain Park hosts Winter Yoga Hike
Bays Mountain Park is partnering with a local yoga instructor to offer residents a special Winter Yoga Hike.