Monday, August 24, 2009

Bay's Mountain Park and Covered Bridge of Elizabethton

Bay's Mountain Park has so much to offer that we were unable to do it all. We began in the Nature Center and watched two shows in their Planetarium. Then we went on the barge ride, which took us all around the lake by a very interesting and competent guide. The highlight was when our guide gave wolf howls to get the wolves, which are in pens on the nature trails, to start howling.
After the barge ride, we had to then follow the trails and see all the animals, including, of course, the wolves. There were many more trails to follow, but we wanted to see the Covered Bridge in Elizabethton, so we had to cut our time short. When we get a chance, we certainly want to go back and explore Bay's Mountain Park more.
The Covered Bridge in Elizabethton has been closed to traffic and opened up as a footbridge attached to a park. Built in 1882, the Covered Bridge is believed to be the oldest such bridge that is still in use for pedestrians.It is a wonderful place for peace and serenity. We fed the ducks and explored the area for quite some time. I highly recommend stopping here if you are in the area for a quiet time to reflect. Click here to see photos of our adventure.

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