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Cherokee National Forest

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Address: Townsend, TN
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Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.

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Back To Nature

Love going to the Smokies which are close by coming into Townsend. Lots of great places to hike, tube, picnic or just relax in the woods or by a mountain stream.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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358 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Love going to the Smokies which are close by coming into Townsend. Lots of great places to hike, tube, picnic or just relax in the woods or by a mountain stream.

2 Thank Jotum
Centennial, Colorado
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178 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

There are many roads that are not advertised that are well worth taking for scenery or leaf viewing. Beautiful time of the year is mid Oct. Look at the Parson's Branch Road for an out of the way trip.

Thank colin92
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Nice National Forest - worth the drive to Bald River Falls - take your bathing suit because it would be beautiful to swim there if it's warm.

1 Thank Elliestar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Come when there is no moon or clouds, and the Milky Way is about as bright as you'll see it east of the Mississippi River. Also, around once every couple of months, the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society meets near the top of the Cherohala Skyway, which is only about a 15 minute drive from the Indian Boundary Campground.

1 Thank bill n
Conway, South Carolina
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great family vacation, calming nature, lots to see & do. Daughter enjoyed the waterfalls, climbing over rocks.

1 Thank ConwayGirlSC
Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We rented a convertible and drove through the area. Loved it! windy roads were so green and beautiful. great stops and views.

Thank Anne_PinkBiker
Walland, Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Beautiful!!! Very clean bath rooms with hot showers. Campsites are nice and level. The down side is the distance you have to travel to a store if you forget something.

Thank Sherry L
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been through here all 4 seasons and we have never been disappointed! Beautiful leisurely drive with so much to see!

1 Thank Cruising4Fun
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We always tour the Cherohala Skyway when we are in this area. The mountain scenery is spectacular any time of year, but especially in the fall!

1 Thank Danny G
Suffolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting & informative. We enjoyed the exhibits and the movie is quite good. Elementary-aged children would like the outdoor buildings and equipment.

Thank lelia103

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