Kingsport, Tenn. is a perfect destination for families. With several year-round indoor and outdoor activities, you’ll find many things to safely do in Kingsport
The jewel of Kingsport, Bays Mountain Park is one of the most scenic spots in northeast Tennessee, stretching across 3,550 acres. The park includes 38 miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, bird watching, and sightseeing. The largest city-owned park in the state, visitors can choose from a wide array of activities to take part in, including enjoying the Planetarium where visitors can fully immerse and engage in the wonders of the night sky.
If nightlife and music are more your style, there’s always something brewing in Kingsport! Did you know that Long Island Iced Tea began in Kingsport, Tennessee in the 1920s? The story begins in the 1920s in the midst of prohibition. Charles Bishop, aka “Old Man Bishop” is known for creating the original Long Island Iced Tea recipe while residing on Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Gypsy Circus Cider Company is a 40-barrel facility where the cider must be produced in an organic, gluten-free, adventurous way. Using locally sourced apples, the cidery’s staples are Rain Dancer dry cider, the Queen of the Swords sweet cider, and other ciders with an adventurous tone. The cidery also features live music and open mic nights throughout the year to showcase the rich Americana, country, and authentic music of the region.
Whether you spend time at the Kingsport Carousel, Warrior’s Path State Park, Bays Mountain Park, and Planetarium, snapping shots on the Selfie Trail, or floating down the Aquatic Center’s lazy river, Kingsport has space for everyone!
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