There’s something for everyone to do in Townsend Area activities and attractions range from the free and family-friendly to thrilling outdoor adventures—and just about everything in-between. Whether you're experiencing the Relaxation or hosting a family getaway, or hanging by the little river you'll find life's special moments happen here in Townsend. Enjoy the thrill of rafting or a trip to Townsend isn’t complete without exploring the natural beauty of the Mountains, whether at a national park or natural preserve. Feel the whoosh of a perfect drive or just share in the laughter of children splashing in the pool. 

Discover the attractions and activities that await in Townsend below.


Whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter the Smoky Mountains offers many fantastic horseback riding and sleigh ride journeys. The sleigh rides and horseback trails provide spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains through the woods, past small streams, over bridges, and through acres of beautiful scenery.


Fishing in the Smoky Mountains is a very popular pastime. It’s a fantastic idea for bonding with your kids, friends and even significant other, and it gets you outside having fun! You can be a novice or expert, either way you’ll find a stream in the Smokies that you can fish out of.  


Whether you're visiting Townsend, TN for business or recreation, make a round of golf one of your top priorities. Townsend, TN and surrounding has many outstanding options for the avid golfer, including a wide variety courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. Plan to play a new course during your stay in Townsend, TN  and take advantage of the incredible deals on tee times available through GolfNow.


The Great Smoky Mountains are an unparalleled range of ecologically diverse, historically rich, naturally beautiful mountains straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to an amazing amount of wildlife, incredible hiking and backpacking routes, huge Appalachian views, rushing rivers, plunging waterfalls and wonderful history. This park is one not to miss!


Exploring Townsend by bike is amazing and fun way to do it – the city has generous bike paths and a fun, relaxed biking culture. if you would like to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the city right from the ground level.  Whether you're riding the Cades Cove Loop or just getting around town.


Tubing down at little river in Townsend’s with scenic river is a great way to spend a hot, sunny day. Enjoy an adrenaline pumping ride down some whitewater or a take it easy with a float down a gentle, lazy river.