30 Sep Fall in Love with Kingsport, TN
Fall in love with Kingsport, Tennessee. From mountains and lakes to local bakeries and breweries, Kingsport is the perfect destination for a road trip this fall. In Kingsport, there are endless opportunities to get into the outdoors and take advantage of everything we have to offer, but there’s no better time to enjoy the beauty of our city than in the Fall. What kind of outdoor adventures can you expect to enjoy? Enough to pack your schedule and leave you wanting more.
If you love to hike, you’re in luck because there are plenty of great spots, including the Devils Backbone Trail at Warriors’ Path State Park or Bays Mountain Park, which features miles of trails. You’ll trek along the lake, into the woods, and up to the Fire Tower, a gorgeous location with a spectacular view.
Bays Mountain Park features 39 miles of beautiful hiking trails that cover most of the 3500 acres of the park, with over 32 miles of biking trails designed for all skill levels, including the 13-mile Tour of Bays, approved for mountain biking. Take a scenic barge ride on the lake at Bays Mountain Park for a more laid-back adventure.
Kingsport is also home to several top-level golf courses, all offering beautiful views of the fall foliage. Topping the list is Cattails at MeadowView, considered one of the top public golf courses in Tennessee. Warriors’ Path State Park Golf Course also features an excellent 18-hole course, located on the Fort Patrick Henry Lake’s shores, while Crockett Ridge Golf Course and Ridgefields Golf Club have great layouts and are perfect for golfers of all skill levels.
Going for a walk is always a great way to get a bit of exercise and enjoy the fall colors. Kingsport is fortunate to have The Greenbelt, a nine-mile linear park that connects neighborhoods, downtown, commercial districts, schools, activity center and other parks. The asphalt pathway takes walkers, runners, and bikers along the Holston River, streams, meadows, and marshlands, showcasing the area’s beauty.
Don’t forget to carve out some time for a stroll through Downtown Kingsport to visit local businesses and enjoy fall tastes, treats, drinks and more. While you’re there, you can learn about Kingsport’s music roots on the Tennessee Music Pathway – we have four stops on the state-wide pathway all located along Broad Street in the heart of our downtown.
It wouldn’t be a visit to Kingsport without swinging through Pal’s for an iconic sweet tea and frenchie fry, but save room for the Jack Tales Pumpkin Cider at Gypsy Circus Cider Company and fall cupcakes at Little Cake. We can’t wait to welcome you to Kingsport!Fa