Ten Things To Do In Townsend Today

Ten Truly Townsend Things To Do

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 a dip.

3  Explore Tuckaleechee Caverns

Known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies” this underground marvel ranks as the highest rated cavern in the Eastern United States.

4  Visit Apple Valley Store & Cafe

More than 50,000 fried apple pies are sold from Apple Valley each year. Enough said…

5  Taste Some Amazing Wine

Cades Cove Wine Cellars proudly offers free tastings of their Smoky Mountain inspired vintages almost every day.

6  Rent A Cabin

Up every road, and around every corner are breathtaking homes you can own for a night, a week or for as long as you like.

7  Experience Dancing Bear Lodge

Internationally recognized for the finest food and hospitality available anywhere in the Southeastern United States.

8  Explore Cades Cove

This 11 mile loop can be walked, hiked or driven. Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working grist mill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored eighteenth and nineteenth century structures.

9  Go Fishing

The 500,000 acre wilderness of the GSMNP has over 800 miles of fishable trout streams.  You can park your car and walk down to a stream to fish or hike miles into the backcountry and find solitude.

10  Explore The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

Gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations and festivals guide visitors on an historic journey through time to visit the diverse cultures of Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove.