Nature is King in Kingsport, TN: A Mini Mall Tour
Have you ever wondered about the locations behind those stunning screensaver backdrops? We have a feeling that some might come from the Southern Appalachian region. The views are beyond impressive, with seemingly endless forestland and the famous Appalachian Mountains.
This week, we’re touring as closely as possible while staying small-town enough to avoid the traffic jams often accompanying such popular spots—welcome to Kingsport, TN! Tucked away less than two hours from the Appalachian Mountains, Kingsport is a small town brimming with potential. As always, Mini Mall is your local self-storage expert and tour guide. With so much to do and see in the great outdoors, we barely need to step inside.
Weather Bliss in Kingsport
The moderate temperature in Kingsport, TN, is not just a bonus for locals but a siren call for those who love to be outside. As the seasons change, so does the city life, offering many activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Warm summers and short winters make camping, fishing, or hiking feel forever within reach.
If you have tons of gear and are short on space, Mini Mall Storage offers secure and climate-controlled storage options to keep you ready for action whenever the wild calls.
Warriors’ Path State Park
One of our favorite adventure spots is the sprawling Warriors’ Path State Park. Nestled along the Holston River, this park offers hiking trails, a serene lake, and opportunities for an underappreciated sport—bird watching. It’s a quiet spot for a family picnic or a day of mindful roaming. Packed your golf bags? Get competitive on the green at the Warriors’ Path Golf Course if you love a round with a view. Open since 1972, the 18-hole course is a must-play in the Tri-Cities area.
Netherland Inn Museum
Next up, let’s head to the Netherland Inn Museum, a testament to the city’s rich history. Restored by dedicated volunteers, this museum offers a captivating journey into the past through a unique complex. Explore the rooms, learn about the Inn’s role in transportation history, and appreciate the community’s dedication that brought this piece of heritage back to life. It’s a hidden gem for travelers or locals looking for a blend of education and entertainment.
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Check out the celestial utopia you didn’t know existed at our next stop—Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. The space boasts miles of hiking and biking trails, a nature center, and a planetarium of Ross Geller’s dreams. Whether you’re gazing at the stars or hiking the trails, Bays Mountain will likely surprise you. Visitors can check out different shows, visit the resident bobcats, Carter and Cash, or show up and see where the adventure leads—with free options available, too!
Holiday Magic at Founders Park
Last on our stop, a festive tradition. If you’re visiting during the holiday season, a 30-minute drive will take you to Founders Park. Picture this: a massive Christmas tree adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations that turn the park into an annual winter wonderland. It’s a magical experience we love to recommend and the perfect end to a Kingsport tour. It’s also located near some of our other storage facilities in Johnson City, Tennessee!
Whether you’re visiting for a short visit or planning a move into Kingsport, TN, Mini Mall Storage is here to assist you every step of the way. Our climate-controlled storage unit sizes, advanced security features, and friendly staff make us your go-to solution for self-storage.
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We’re excited to be a part of your Kingsport journey!