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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Townsend, TN
Event Name: Peaceful Side of the Smokies
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106195 2017/Y1648
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/11/14 km - 2A
Description: Daily 9am-5pm. Please park in the field behind the VC to allow "regular tourists" space in parking lot. The trail follows the Townsend Historic Trail which is paved with gentle hills in places. Visit the The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum. Shares Walk Box with Elkmont YRE
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Cities in Song, Honoring Our Flag, Points of Reference, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Trekking With the Trees, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
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Location: Townsend VC
Start Point / Driving Directions: 7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN. From Knoxville, take Alcoa Hwy S (US-129). Past airport, left at the Y to N. Hall/TN-35. Continue road becomes S Washington. Bear left at Y on E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (TN-35/US321). Drive 16.7 miles Townsend VC on right.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: A side trail, the Townsend River Walk, is upaved and not suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, etc. Walkers can continue along the paved trail if unable to transit the River Walk. Tunnels under Highway 321 allow walkers to avoid traffic going from one side of the highway to the other. The 13 km walk incorporates an out-and-back-leg that goes to the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center (Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.) Admission Adults $6, Seniors and Children $4. Entry into The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum is free. Check for local events and festivals. Saturday night from May to October there is "Pickin' on the Porch" at Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop. Come back at 7 p.m. with a lawn chair to enjoy the music.
Host Club: East Tennessee Wanderers
Contact: Linda Nelson (865) 617-9945
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