- The list below includes 141 free or cheap things to do in or near Townsend, Tennessee, including 78 different types of inexpensive activities like Tubing, Horseback Riding, Bike Paths and Hiking Trails.
- From Cherokee National Forest to Foothills Parkway, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Townsend and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge.
Visitors to Foothills Parkway love the scenic views offered at the strategically-placed lookouts, especially with Fall foliage in bloom. Take a drive along the parkway at sunrise or sunset to admire these popular views.
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Tremont Road, Townsend, TN MoreLess Info
Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a two-mile road in the center of the park that offers a unique area serenity. Many hiking and horseback riding trails begin here, and visitors also enjoy fishing.
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7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882 MoreLess Info
Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail is a popular 10-mile trail in the Smoky Mountain area. Guests of all expertise levels enjoy hiking and biking this trail, complete with mile markers.
Tuckaleechee Caverns opened in 1953 as a destination for people to explore the beauty that lies beneath the Smoky Mountains. The one mile guided tour includes stunning rock formations, underground waterfalls, and crystal clear streams.
Your first stop when traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, should be a visit to Cades Cove Visitor Center. From here, you can plan your trip into the most popular area of the park, see a Ranger-led program, see the historic Grist mill, and more.
Cades Cove Campground is a valley where visitors can see diverse wildlife like white-tailed deer, black bears, coyotes, groundhogs, turkeys, and skunks. Other popular activities there include hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.