Kingsport Tennessee

hikeLocated in the beautiful Holston River valley, Kingsport Tennessee offers an abundance of outdoor beauty and many exciting places to visit. Nestled just a few minutes from the Virginia border, Kingsport is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and has a long history, as early explorers such as Daniel Boone forged trails through the area. Be sure to take a trip over to Kingsport to enjoy all of the great attractions and scenic mountain beauty that this delightful place offers.

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium is a 3,000 acre nature preserve located in Kingsport TN. This area offers 22 miles of maintained hiking trails and includes a 44 acre lake. Open year-round, Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium is a great place to escape and learn about nature. In addition to the protected wilderness, the park is also home to a 40 foot domed planetarium which showcases several different shows daily. The nature center features a large freshwater aquarium, as well as animal exhibits of gray wolves, bobcats, deer and otters. The newest animal habitat is the raptor exhibit which features a screech owl, vulture, several red-tail hawks, and a kestrel.

Hikers enjoy hiking the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail, one of the nation's most historic trails, which begins in Kingsport TN and eventually winds all the way to Kentucky. Frontiersmen and early settlers such as Daniel Boone commonly used this route as it was a major link to the other trails in the southeast. Also, families love spending the day at Warrior's Path State Park, a unique place with an 18 hole disc golf course, swimming pool and plenty of scenic views as it is situated along the banks of Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

Our Cabin Rental in East Tennessee is just a short drive away from Kingsport TN and all of the excellent things to see and do here. Surrounded by scenic mountain beauty, our East TN Cabin Rental is located right on the Watauga River and offers plenty of peace and quiet in the mountains. Learn more about exciting Tennessee Mountain Vacation Getaways, and our cabin near one of only two Tennessee Trophy Trout Streams.

  • Bays Mountain Park
    853 Bays Mountain Park Rd.
    Kingsport, TN 37660
    423-229-9447
  • Warriors' Path State Park
    PO Box 5026
    Kingsport, TN 37663
    423-239-8531