The Talk of Townsend

Whether it’s a book recommendation, a round-up of the best hikes in the national park, or the newest mountain bike park opening up, there’s always something to talk about in Townsend! Read the Talk of Townsend to get caught up.

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Read the Official Newsletter of Explore Townsend TCGA, Winter 2022! This issue featuring: Christmas in Townsend, Coffee Scene & Happenings, Going “Back Stage” in Cades Cove.

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Townsend Hiking Favorites

Townsend Hiking Favorites

Overview of Hiking Trails Easily Accessible from Townsend This commentary is not intended as a trail guide, but rather as a collection of personal insights and suggestions based on hiking experiences in and around the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. See trail guides and...

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Visit the Townsend/Sunshine Covered Bridge

Visit the Townsend/Sunshine Covered Bridge

After winding through the scenic “curves” with the Little River racing alongside you, you are welcomed to beautiful Townsend, Tennessee, and greeted by two hand-painted murals, depicting cultural icons of the city. Shortly after, peeking through the trees, visitors...

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Ten Things To Do In Townsend Today

Ten Things To Do In Townsend Today

Ten Truly Townsend Things To Do 1  Go TubingThe 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...

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We’re glad you’re here

We’re glad you’re here

The Peaceful Side of the Smokies 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,...

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