FRIDAY, December 9th, 2022
Natural Wreath Workshop
Express your creativeness as you create your own wreath using natural materials. The park will provide all the supplies to make a natural wreath. Don’t miss this very popular holiday workshop. Pre-register now online while seats are available.
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.
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
The program is followed by a brief tour of the current night sky.
HIKING & BIKING
Explore the Park
Bays Mountain Park features 39 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.
High Ropes, Low Ropes & Zip Line. The Flying Squirrel is a 310 foot thrill ride zip line that races you through our wondrous and beautiful tree line. Start your adventure!
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!
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