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The Daily Times spring/summer edition of Townsend Traveler, a visitor’s guide to the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.”
This the 32nd volume of Traveler.
People of all ages can learn something in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Contributing to research in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be as easy as snapping a photo, thanks to iNaturalist.
As temperatures warm and days stretch longer, tourists pour into Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the chance to witness nature’s beauty…
Cades Cove, Tremont, Elkmont, Clingmans Dome and Andrews Bald — each spot on a map of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a place where San…
When park rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and across the country clock in to work each day, what their schedule will consis…
It’s hard to think about Blount County without thinking about Cades Cove.
In Townsend, going out for dinner could mean eating beside the rush of a river, in the pews of a former chapel or on a hilltop overlooking the city.
The Dancing Bean Coffee House in February announced the purchase of a Bellwether Coffee Roaster, a zero-emissions, internet-connected roaster.
The gravel pathway through the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center village weaves between buildings ranging from an underground moonshine distillery to a small white church.
Hometown businesses play a key role in any local economy, and Townsend is no different.
The Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center (SMOC) recently joined Townsend’s shopping center Apple Valley Mountain Village.
For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the definition of “safe.”
COVID-19 might have slowed down the Hearts and Hands Thrift Shoppe in Townsend, but it didn’t stop it.
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing announced in late 2020 its first major ownership shift since it was established in the mid-1990s.
Short-term rentals in mountain areas have been growing in demand for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought peak interest in these Airbnb an…
Fishing in Townsend can be a rewarding experience.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park had a big year in 2020 with nearly 12.1 million visitors despite being closed for more than a month during…
It’s no secret Townsend has plenty to offer the road-racing community with its picturesque views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Since late 2020, there’s music on Monday nights at the Townsend Community Center and Town Hall.
Walking along Chestnut Top Trail many times will bring hikers to a ridge between Tuckaleechee Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…
Mark Oldham has a big-picture future ahead of him.