5 Hiking Safety Tips for Trails in Cades Cove

5 Hiking Safety Tips for Trails in Cades Cove

November 25, 2021

If you’re planning a trip to Cades Cove while you’re in the Smokies, we suggest taking some time to check out the awesome hiking trails in the area. Cades Cove offers hikes for all skill levels, so your whole group can enjoy this activity. If you plan on hiking, there are a few things you should know first. Here are 5 safety tips for trails in Cades Cove:…

The Caughron Family: The Last Residents of Cades Cove Tennessee

The Caughron Family: The Last Residents of Cades Cove Tennessee

November 1, 2021

Starting in the early 1820’s, settlers began traveling to Cades Cove to build homes and work the land in the valley. Way before the area was part of the national park, many families called Cades Cove home and spent their lives in what is now a popular destination for travelers to the Smokies. In fact, the last resident of Cades Cove Tennessee didn’t leave until 1999. Here is everything you need to know about the Caughron family:…

4 Reasons to Go Biking in Cades Cove

4 Reasons to Go Biking in Cades Cove

October 20, 2021

There is nothing more relaxing than a nice bike ride in the Smoky Mountains. Not only is it great exercise, but you can also take in all the beautiful scenery of the Smokies. One of the most popular biking spots in the area is the Cades Cove Loop Road. This 11-mile road is perfect for enjoying a nice afternoon on your bicycle. Here are 4 reasons why you should go biking in Cades Cove:…

New Handicap Accessible Trail Now Open in Cades Cove

New Handicap Accessible Trail Now Open in Cades Cove

October 1, 2021

On September 28th, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park officially opened a new trail to one of Cades Cove most visited historical sights. This new route will make it easier for all visitors to experience the rich history the area has to offer. Here is everything you need to know about the new handicap accessible trail in Cades Cove:…

Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Hours

Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Hours

September 10, 2021

One of the most-visited places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove Loop Road offers incredible opportunities to see historic sites, wildlife, and more. When you drive along the 11-mile, one-way loop road, you’ll be able to see the sights from the comfort of your vehicle. One question many visitors ask is, “What time does Cades Cove open?” We’re here to answer that for you! Learn more about the Cades Cove hours before you go to determine the best time to drive through Cades Cove….

Everything You Need to Know about Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill

Everything You Need to Know about Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill

September 7, 2021

When you visit the Smoky Mountains, there is a chance you will come across sorghum syrup while in a breakfast restaurant. One of the places that are most known for making this sweet treat is a little community called Muddy Pond. During the months of August through November, you can venture around Cades Cove and see how the syrup is made. Here are 4 things to know about the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill:…

Cades Cove Campground | What to Know About Cades Cove Camping

Cades Cove Campground | What to Know About Cades Cove Camping

August 12, 2021
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a number of great camping opportunities, but few compare to staying at the Cades Cove Campground. Located steps away from Cades Cove’s famous loop road, this campground puts guests right in the middle of the park’s most scenic area. Before you plan your trip, check out our convenient guide to camping in Cades Cove:

4 Things to Bring When You Stay at Cades Cove Campground

4 Things to Bring When You Stay at Cades Cove Campground

August 5, 2021

Each year, Cades Cove brings in over 2 million visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While some of those are just driving through to enjoy the scenery, some people decide they want to camp while they are here. The campground that is located in Cades Cove offers both tent and RV sites and is open year round. Before you decide to embark on your camping adventure, you will want to make sure you pack everything you might need. Here are 4 of the things to bring when you stay at Cades Cove Campground:…

Top 3 Trails in Cades Cove for Experienced Hikers

Top 3 Trails in Cades Cove for Experienced Hikers

July 2, 2021

Are you looking for some new hiking trails in Cades Cove? If you have already experienced some of the beginner level hikes and are looking for some more difficult hikes with the same great views and excitement, there are plenty of trails that fit what you are looking for. Here are the top 3 trails in Cades Cove for experienced hikers….

6 Interesting Facts About Cades Cove History

6 Interesting Facts About Cades Cove History

June 24, 2021

As you plan to visit Cades Cove, it is good to have a background knowledge of some of the rich history that the area has so you know what to look for on your next visit. As you make your way through what locals call “The Cove,” be sure to take a minute to recognize some of the history behind the great views around you. …

History Behind the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cades Cove TN

History Behind the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cades Cove TN

June 15, 2021

While traveling along the Cades Cove Loop, you may have noticed a historical marker across from the Missionary Baptist Church that honors the Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC. This marker refers to the group of men who were responsible for building the roads, bridges, campgrounds, trails, and picnic areas that we all enjoy today, which is why the rock plaque states “If you seek their monument, look about you.” Here is the history behind the Civilian Conservation Corps in Cades Cove TN:…

All About the History of Dan Lawson Place in Cades Cove Tennessee

All About the History of Dan Lawson Place in Cades Cove Tennessee

May 14, 2021

While driving along the Cades Cove Loop Road, you will discover a variety of fascinating historical cabins, including the Dan Lawson Place. This particular cabin is about three quarters of the way around the loop road, and you will also find a barn, smokehouse, and granary on the property. Lawson was a well known resident of Cades Cove who had this cabin built in 1856 and eventually became the largest landowner in the Cove after the Civil War. Read on to find out more about the history of Dan Lawson Place in Cades Cove Tennessee:…