Visit Kingsport and the City of Kingsport will officially launch the Kingsport Selfie Trail. An estimated 24 billion selfies are uploaded each year and selfie trails are popping up all over the United States, attracting lots of use by visitors and communities alike.
The Kingsport Selfie Trail was developed as a Community Impact Project through the 2017 Leadership Kingsport class. Members of the team included Zach Hamilton, Jenny Kontos, Jason Phillips, Scott Pierce and Janessa Sokol.
Kingsport’s Selfie Trail includes 10 locations (and one optional location for the ultra-adventurous type). Locations vary between parks, historical sites, downtown culture and other fun photo opportunities. Participants are encouraged to download the FREE Visit Kingsport app to view the Selfie Trail Map or they can visit CaptureKingsport.com.
The Selfie Trail can be completed in as few as a couple hours or can be stretched out over multiple days and is designed for everyone – all ages, visitors, and residents.
A little rusty with the selfie concept? -The Selfie Trail is designed to guide you through every step of the way. Selfie Spots are marked with a vertical sign marker as well as a decal, located on the ground. The ground decal markers include foot prints for proper footing for the best angle for the perfect shot. All graphics were designed by Community Impact Project Team Member, Jenny Kontos of Kontos Creative.
The community is encouraged to upload their selfies to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) utilizing #CaptureKingsport. Mayor Clark is challenging individuals to complete the selfie trail by offering a FREE Centennial t-shirt to the first 100 people to capture, post and tag selfies with #CaptureKingsport at all 10 locations on the trail. Participants are asked to bring their mobile device to the Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield Street, Downtown Kingsport) Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and show their 10 selfies to the staff in order to receive their shirt.
If the community knows of another great selfie location in Kingsport, they are asked to post a selfie, tag it with #CaptureKingsport and include a caption stating the location for possible future “Selfie Spots.”
Featured Locations Kingsport’s Selfie Trail:
- Kingsport Sign:
An oversized, painted iron sculpture dedicated to the community on behalf of the Kingsport Chamber. 423-392-8800
Address: 400 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport TN 37660
Rising above the Holston River, the restored Netherland Inn faces the Old Stage Road in the heart of Kingsport’s Boat Yard District. 423-245-5449
Address: 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport TN 37660
Built in 1949, Kingsport’s “White House” dons Georgian-style architecture and was once home to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brooks. 423-229-9422
Address: 4444 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport TN 37660
- Kingsport’s Centennial Park:
Celebrating the Kingsport Spirit, the park provides a unique destination and link to downtown Kingsport that commemorates the community’s past, present and future.
Address: 245 E Main Street, Kingsport TN 37660
Kingsport’s 3,550-acre nature preserve is the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee and hosts endless outdoor adventures. Park Hours Vary. 423-229-9447
Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
A magical experience for the young and young at heart. The Kingsport Carousel embodies 32 animals hand-carved by volunteers. Hours Vary. Indoor and Outdoor selfie spots available. 423-343-9834
Address: 350 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport TN 37660
A living history farm that once functioned as a self-supporting plantation, a relay station along the Old Stage Road and the Post Office for Eden’s Ridge. 423-288-6071
Address: 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport TN 37664
Warriors Path State Park is a 950 acre park located around the Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir and Duck Island on the South Fork Holston River. Park Hours Vary.423-239-8531
Address: 490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport, TN 37663
A favorite destination for walkers, runners and cyclists, the paved trail stretches over 8 miles and has numerous access points across the city.
Address: 1777 Netherland Inn Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660
The city’s memorial park in honor and memory of the community’s military veterans.
Address: 630 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664
For more information, please visit CaptureKingsport.com.