House Mountain Just a short drive from Knoxville, House Mountain Natural Area offers hiking, mountain biking and camping opportunities to suit a variety of skill levels. Roaring Fork This area inside Great Smoky Mountain National Park marks the entrance to multiple trails.Named after the rainbow produced by mist around its base, rainbow falls offers Read More →
Talk of Townsend
1 Go Tubing The unique ecology of the Great Smoky Mountains has blessed Townsend with a smooth, gentle stream which runs through the most picturesque parts of our town. 2 Swim at “the Y” The “Townsend Y” swimming hole is a great place to shed the summer heat. Find a place to park and take Read More →
Shortly after I moved permanently to Townsend seven years ago, I saw those words on a bumper sticker in the library parking lot. I immediately claimed them for my own because it did then and still does sum up my feelings for my adopted home place. It’s the perfect line for us newcomers. It acknowledges Read More →
The City of Townsend is located in Blount County, Tennessee. Nestled in Tuckaleechee Cove, Townsend is the gateway to Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. First settled by Native Americans along the Little River, Townsend was chartered in 1921 by the employees and families of the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company. Today, Read More →
by the Townsend/Cades Cove Gateway Alliance.