As a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Townsend is a haven for outdoorsy vacationers wanting to enjoy nature. Famous for being the 'Peaceful Side of the Smokies', Townsend is a place to visit to reconnect with nature and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. From hiking and biking to swimming and golfing, there is plenty to keep visitors busy. What’s more, there are museums and history sites to learn all about Appalachian culture.
There is no better place to experience and learn about the Smoky Mountains than Townsend. Visitors can find out about the region’s history at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park right on the doorstep, adventure awaits in eastern Tennessee. One of the most popular trails is the hike to Charlies Bunion to view the breathtaking mountain scenery and hike to Rainbow Falls.
Another popular tourist attraction is the Tuckaleechee Caverns, which are actually found under the Great Smoky Mountains. These caverns are around 30 million years old and the legend is that Cherokee Indians would hide in them many years ago. Nowadays, visitors can dive deep inside these fascinating caverns and see their formations, as well as see the Silver Falls double waterfall inside. For recreational activity above ground, go fishing at the Little River or for something faster paced, try tubing here.
Summer is a popular time to visit Townsend and get outdoors. Spring is also beautiful with the blooming flowers, while fall offers the changing colors of the scenery that make Townsend unforgettable.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Townsend. The warmest months in Townsend are June and August, when temperatures reach 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 7 ˚F. The wettest month in Townsend is April with 7.61 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 2.43 inches of rain.
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