10 Things To Do in Townsend, TN:

The Peaceful Side of The Smokies

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.

We’ve been dreaming of visiting the Smokies, so when the Smoky Mountain Development and Tourism Authority invited Wealth of Geeks to visit for a hosted stay, we jumped at the chance to experience three days in Townsend, Tennessee, and the surrounding area.

Every season is magical in the Smokies. Visitors can see the wildflowers blooming in the spring, summer is the perfect time to float down the Little River, and fall is extraordinary for leaf peeping.

Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

One of the most popular things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to drive the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop. People flock from all over the world at the chance to see the area's famous black bears and historical sites.

Cruise The Cades Cove Loop Road

They have an extensive Cherokee Native American Collection, tours, and hands-on learning activities about life in East Tennessee during the 19th Century. Explore the exhibits and galleries or catch a concert during their summer series.

Learn About the Area at the Heritage Cultural Center

There are over 850 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; you can even intersect the Appalachian Trail on your day hike adventures. There are so many opportunities to hike in and around Townsend and the backcountry.

Hit the Hiking Trails

This isn’t just a place for school field trips and summer camp; Tremont offers adult and family adventures like naturalist certifications, photography, and writing workshops.

Be Curious at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

The trails are free to use and open to the public. But, if you didn’t bring your mountain bikes while visiting for the weekend, no worries – you can rent bikes at the bike shop.

Go Mountain Biking at Vee Hollow

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