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Night Rides at Bays

Want to experience Bays Mountain Park’s trails in a whole new way? Thanks to Reedy Creek Bicycles, now’s your chance to hit the trails on your mountain bike—at night. Join a group of riders for a thrilling three-hour journey through the forest on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, November through February. Each […]

Citizen Science

We are excited to announce a new virtual citizen-science project at Bays Mountain Park! Using the iNaturalist app, we have begun an undertaking to locate and identify flowering plants found at the park. This will give opportunities for everyone to contribute to a science project that we hope will provide valuable information to naturalists, managers, […]

Owl Prowl

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 Prowl | 8 – 9 p.m. September 11 October 9 November 13 Owl Prowls begin with a lively program where guests get to meet […]

Night Hikes

Experience Bays Mountain Park at night! You’ll use your senses to discover the amazing ways nocturnal animals survive during the night. This unique hike is open to all ages, but since it will be dark and on uneven terrain, we ask that parents don’t bring children who need to be carried or who are not […]

Paddling Programs

Now’s your chance to enjoy Bays Mountain Park’s iconic reservoir from a new perspective. Join us for a paddling program this summer! Programs include Kayak Lessons, Evening Canoe/Kayak Tours, and lake tours focused on the beavers and waterfowl that live in and around the reservoir. For all programs, attendees must provide their own kayak/canoe, paddle, […]

Wolf Video Series

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy! ————— Our pack of grey wolves is one of our iconic exhibits at the park. Though we can’t […]

The Planet Venus

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy! ————— Learn about the planet Venus and how to view it in the sky.

Solar System & Galaxy Walks

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy! ————— In this video from our Planetarium staff, you’ll learn about the Solar System on an interactive tour/walk! […]

Virtual Wildflowers #4

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy! ————— Virtual Wildflowers | April 15 by Ranger Bob Culler All photographs copyright Bob Culler, 2020   In […]

Virtual Wildflowers #3

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is bringing you a series of blog posts and videos to make sure you can still learn about and appreciate nature, even as you’re spending more time at home. Hope you enjoy! ————— Virtual Wildflowers | April 7 by Ranger Bob Culler All photographs copyright Bob Culler, 2020   Spring […]