Peaceful Side of the Smokies in Townsend

What To Do in Tennessee

Townsend is quiet but trendy, it has a food scene that is out of this world, and there are tons of outdoor activities for those who love adventure travel.  

“Townsend is the place you want to come to get back into nature and immerse yourself in the great outdoors,” says Kim Mitchell, Director of Tourism Development Blount Partnership. “It is a secret gateway to the Smokies.” 

Best Things to Do in Townsend, TN

If you love the feeling of wind blowing through your hair and cruising around on UTVs, you can rent them in Townsend. We rode a rig from Rocky Top Adventure Rentals and cruised along the local scenic byways. 

Try UTV Rides

Hailed as the “Greatest site under the Smokies,” Tuckaleechee Caverns is mesmerizing. Go on a guided tour to fully understand the geology of the caverns. 

Explore Tuckaleechee Caverns

Where to Stay in the Townsend Area

Whether you’re pulling an RV, plan to camp in a tent, want to stay in a cabin, or try glamping, Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is calling your name. 

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort

Another fantastic place to stay in the area is Dancing Bear Lodge. They have 28 cabins, with a few more on the way.  

Dancing Bear Lodge

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