Enjoy A Weekend Taste of the Smokies During Townsend’s Grains & Grits Festival

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Fall weather is finally here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, and with it comes beautiful foliage, cool mountain air and the most anticipated festival of the year: Grains & Grits. This festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub takes place November 3 and draws whiskey lovers from across the region to the quaint,… Read more »

Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at Spruce Flats Falls

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Looking for a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch while you are in the Townsend, TN area? The 1.9-mile hike to the Spruce Flats Falls may be just what you are looking for. The trail is moderate and may be challenging for smaller children, but older kids and adults should have no problem. Along… Read more »

Rising from the Ashes: Dancing Bear Lodge Resurrects Powerful Memories

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Mark Oldham faced a dream disguised as a dilemma. He had sold his business and traveled the world for six months with his wife, Sharon. Now, he was hunting for a fresh career venture. “When we sold the business in Nashville, we could have retired,” Oldham said. “We felt too young to retire, but we… Read more »