Help Build the Bike Path!

The Knox County TPO has been working with Blount County to enable cyclist a great, safe bike ride to Cades Cove starting in South Knoxville.  This bike path would provide hours of entertainment and family time for children of all ages.  It would take in already built greenways to Heritage High School, and then meander beside the Little River leading into Townsend.  There are many “off the beaten path” places to go, rest and get a snack along the way.  Not only would the bike trail be scenic, but would help promote a healthier lifestyle to all who rode or walked it and it would help support this community.  Please feel compelled to help us build this trail.  

Townsend is the Cades Cove entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We have several attractions:

The Lily Barn a perennial garden for children of all ages.

Tuckaleechee Caverns fascinating caverns

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center a museum about the people of the area.

Little River Railroad brings information about the Townsend logging period.

Davy Crockett Riding Stables for a quick horseback ride.

Townsend Artisan Guild showcases local art talent.

Wood ‘n Strings dulcimer shop showcases Clemmer handmade dulcimers and instruments.

Little River Outfitters is a great fly fishing shop.

Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers teaches classes and has all the carving suppliers one could need!

Apple Valley Country Store for bicycle rental and unique gifts!

Cades Cove Winery for local wines.

the Chocolate Bar See candymaking and buy fresh chocolates!

The Abbey  Craft Brew Pub on the Little River. Family oriented with outside games, firepit and occasional music.