One of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Kingsport is fall when the leaves transform into gorgeous shades of red, orange, and yellow. Generally, the foliage begins changing in mid-to-late October with peak times around the first or second week of November.
Because there’s such a huge diversity in tree types, Kingsport is the perfect place to get your fall foliage fix. Brilliantly colored leaves cover nearly every part of our magnificent landscape, creating an exquisite canvas for everyone to enjoy.
One of the crown jewels of Kingsport, Bays Mountain Park, is always a popular place for fall leaf lookers to spend some time enjoying the vibrant colors of the season. With 110 different types of trees, the park is awash in autumn hues so striking that your camera will have a tough time keeping up.
At Bays Mountain, you can camp, bike or hike on your own through the dazzling scenery, enjoy a guided trek, or even a barge ride along the reservoir aboard a pontoon boat.
At Warriors’ Path State Park you can take in the breathtaking fall sights by going on a hike or bike ride on one of the many well-traveled trails, fishing, or hitting the links on the 18-hole golf course. One of the most popular ways to experience the picturesque park during the fall months is via horseback on the scenic woodland trails.
Warriors’ Path also offers various guided group hikes throughout the year.
Another incredible place for people to connect with nature and get the full effect of the fall foliage in Kingsport is on the Greenbelt, a linear park that features more than 18 miles of walking paths. Nature comes alive with a variety of colors, particularly throughout the fall months, along a pathway that meanders along the Holston River and gentle streams, wanders through marshlands, and glides across open meadows offering quite the visual.
With fall quickly approaching, a visit to any of these three beautiful parks will definitely satisfy your craving as you Get Into The Outdoors and enjoy the glorious colors of autumn in Kingsport!
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