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Townsend, Tenn.

Situated along the banks of the Little River, the picturesque village of Townsend, Tennessee, is laid back but never boring. The town slogan—The Peaceful Side of the Smokies—isn’t just a brand created to attract visitors; it is reality. more

Outposts

Lily's Café

Sheena Patrick photo

Miss Lily’s Café isn’t named for a woman but rather for “the lily lady,” as the owner came to be known because of the glorious array of daylilies she raises on her farm. The café’s genesis was a retirement plan that became a family venture. more

Sweet Appalachia

In the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, cycling and cycling safety have become a focus of one of the region’s inns — Dancing Bear Lodge. more

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