FREE PUBLIC ACCESS!
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING!

NATURE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM DAWN 'til DUSK!

  Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN  37882

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE!
PET FRIENDLY!

The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum, through the inspiration, perseverance and hard work of the Tuckaleechee Garden Club, has become a premier attraction in Townsend, TN and the Smoky Mountains.

Enjoy the solitude and beauty of the trees, flowers and The Little River on this half mile nature trail.

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Discover what is Currently Blooming at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum in 2023.
It has been a long cold winter and waiting for our first blooms.

Foothills Beautification Awards

Discover What's Blooming at the TRWA

Awarded The Dee Lidvall Sustainable Stewardship Award
from Keep Blount Beautiful at the 2022 Foothills Beautification Awards.

“No synonym for God is so perfect as Beauty. Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening – still all is Beauty!”  ---  John Muir

Latest News from The Townsend River Walk & Arboretum

December 31, 2022

Happy New Year 2023!

by Mark Seder

December 24, 2022

Merry Christmas 2022

by Mark Seder

September 16, 2022

The TRWA is Ready For Fall 2022!

by Mark Seder

Explore the Arboretum

A Certified Arboretum In Townsend, TN

The Townsend River Walk and Arboretum has been certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. It is a fun and educational experience. Each tree has a plaque that provides tree information.

 Four Seasons of Beauty

Enjoy the Nature Trail Year Round!

Every season on river walk brings something new. Blossoms and flowers in the Spring; flowers and a place to cool off in the Summer; colorful foliage in the Fall and the Winter brings scenic

Directions & Trail Maps

Located just off the US 321 in Townsend

Get directions to the Townsend River Walk as well as a detailed map of the river walk and arboretum. We have it mapped to make finding and enjoying the Townsend River Walk a bit easier.

Tuckaleechee Garden Club

Blount Co. Master Gardeners