Talk of Townsend

Our top 8 suggestions for hiking and camping in The Great Smoky Mountains!

  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 →

Ten Things To Do In Townsend Today

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 →

We’re glad you’re here

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 →