Perfectly situated in the center of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the National Park is where both the excitement in the amusement and the serenity of the mountains and views live year-round. If you’ve ever heard of the much talked about Cades Cove, Townsend is also referred to as the “Gateway to Cades Cove.” Get in your car and take a day trip to wherever your heart desires within the Great Smoky Mountains where beautiful accommodations, shopping and food are just minutes away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It doesn’t matter at all what time of year you’ll be visiting; check out white water rafting tours in Townsend. And, while you’re checking them out, head over to the tubing trips in Townsend. They offer fun things to do in Townsend all year long. Some of the most enjoyable things about Townsend are simply when you pull off the road, roll up your pants legs and stand on the rocks in the swift, cold water coming off the mountains. In the Fall, people drive from miles around to watch the colors change. All the seasons come with their unique beauties. They need no help from us. We’re just the beneficiaries of the natural magnificence.