Spending The Day In Townsend, TN

Pack in the car and get ready for a fun day trip getaway to Townsend, Tennessee. Explore the all the natural beauty, mouth-watering food and relaxation activities for a perfect weekend!

All The Eats

In the mood for a fried pie? How about a plate of barbecue? Townsend has some delicious country fixin’s! Swing by the Apple Valley Mountain Village for fudge, jam, pie and any other sweets you crave! Afterwards grab a coffee up the street at The Dancing Bear and finish your meal with a stop at Smokin’ Joes BBQ. May we recommend the pulled pork sandwich with a side of hushpuppies?

Tubing in The Smokies

The best way to see Townsend? By water! Tube your way through The Smokies with companies like Smoky Mountain River Rat, Cowboy Tubing or Tube Junction. Word of advice…buy a rafting stick and get a water-proof phone case!

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Family Attractions

Explore the great outdoors with the family by visiting Cherokee National Forest, Foothills Parkway or the Dark Island Swinging Bridge! Don’t forget to swing by the Townsend Artisan Guild for some incredible local works, and the Cades Cove Museum for a little back story on the region. There’s so much natural beauty in Townsend, so set foot! Be careful for bears!!!

Photo Credit: Cades Cove Cellars/Facebook

Spirited Fun

After all your fun, it’s time to unwind! Uncork at Cades Cove Cellars where you can try up to four samples of wine. We’re partial to their wine slushes! In the mood for a brew? Make a beer run at The Tobacco Store, where you can drive-through to pick up ice cold beverages!

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