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Golfing is known as one of the most relaxing sports and East Tennessee has beautiful golf courses to offer all ages and levels of experience. One of the most popular is the Laurel Valley Golf Course, which is located in the mountains of Townsend. Referred to as “one of the best kept secrets in East Tennessee” by their website, Laurel Valley Golf Course is a great 18 hole course with a beautiful view. The course also offers a full-service restaurant, which has a menu to accommodate any taste. If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon of golfing followed by a nice dinner, then Laurel Valley Golf Course is the place for you. For more information about the Laurel Valley Golf Course, visit their website at http://www.golflaurelvalley.com/


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Gregory Bald is full of azaleas and blueberries, which makes it a great summer hike. The trail is near Townsend, TN, and is 12.9 miles round trip. The hike is considered between moderate and strenuous. The top of the bald is a great place for photo opportunities. You can stop and have a picnic lunch at the top at the picnic tables that overlook Cades Cove.

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Perfect for jogging or cycling, The Cades Cove loop is an 11-mile route full of beauty and history. The loop is relatively flat and runs between mountains and ridges, making it a site for the eyes. Along the loop, you will see preserved structures from the 1800s, which truly captivate the historical aspects of the community. Off of loop seven hiking trails can easily be reached. Enjoy the beautiful Tennessee heritage and scenery along this magnificent trail. 

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Apple Valley Farms makes you believe that comfort food is the way to go. Indulge in some thirst quenching apple cider, or warm yourself up with homemade apple pie. There is something for everyone in the quilt shop and country store, sure to please any sort of taste. Make this experience extraordinary with their unique gifts, crafts and assortment of the Smoky Mountain’s great southern cooking– a stray away from the typical tourist location. The next time you are traveling through Townsend and Pigeon Forge, stop into Apple Valley Farms to experience the laid-back family atmosphere.


For directions, menus and other information, visithttp://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/apple_valley_farms_country_stores_and_cafe/

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Special People’s Park is a handicapped picnicking area set in Townsend.  Here is a place for those confined to a wheelchair or ones with walking disabilities a ramp leading down to the water.  Picnic tables and grills are available with a wonderful view of the Little River. 

For more information, visit: http://www.townsendtennesseecabinrentals.com/services/accessibility/accessible_areas.htm

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Get into that Christmas spirit! Come to Townsend today for the 2009 Christmas Parade. There is a different theme every year and this year is no different. It is a lot of fun for the family and there will even be an appearance by Santa! Stay tuned for more information.

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Everyone has seen the old Western movies where men get from saloon to saloon by riding on a horse. Today, horseback riding has become less of something you see a movies and more of something you see people doing all the time. The Great Smoky Mountains has a beautiful view and several horseback-riding stables. The names and contact information are listed below.

 Smoky Mountain Riding Stables: located in Gatlinburg. To contact, call 865) 436-5634 or visit their website: http://www.smokymountainridingstables.com/

Cades Cove Riding Stables: located in Townsend. To contact, call (865) 448-9009.

Walden Creek Stables: located in Sevierville. To contact, call (865) 429-0411 or visit their website: http://www.waldencreekstables.com/

Sugarlands Riding Stables: located in Gatlinburg. To contact, call (865) 436-5634.

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