Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Opened May 9

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Opened May 9

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park opened to the public on May 9, and that included Cades Cove! We’re happy to have welcomed so many visitors back to this special area. The park will continue to open in phases. The first phase included most trails and main roads, and the second phase includes more secondary roads, all trails and other sites. We’ve got all the information on what’s open in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the first and second phases!…

How Far is Cades Cove from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge?

How Far is Cades Cove from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge?

If you have never been to Cades Cove before, you may be wondering how far away it is from where you are staying. The drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and other cities really isn’t that bad! Plus, Cades Cove is full of beautiful things you don’t want to miss out on! Keep reading to find the answer to the question of how far is Cades Cove from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:…

Top 6 Wildflowers and Where to Find Them in Cades Cove TN

Top 6 Wildflowers and Where to Find Them in Cades Cove TN

Wildflowers are just one of the things that draw people to Cades Cove TN. In the early spring to the late summer, you will be able to find all kinds of beautiful flora in the area. From hiking trails to the empty fields under the mountains, there are all kinds of places you will find flowers. Here are the top 6 wildflowers and where you can find them in Cades Cove TN:…

Uncovering the History of Cades Cove: The Pearl Harbor Tree

Uncovering the History of Cades Cove: The Pearl Harbor Tree

As you already know, Cades Cove is full of history. It’s where the first settlers lived when they came to the Smoky Mountains. Many historical buildings are located in the area. There’s a rich backstory to almost everything in Cades Cove, including the Pearl Harbor tree. We’re going to uncover the history of the Pearl Harbor tree in Cades Cove….

Top 5 Facts You Might Not Know About Cades Cove

Top 5 Facts You Might Not Know About Cades Cove

There are all kinds of cool things to learn about Cades Cove. It’s full of history and provides a way to learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here are 5 facts you might not know about Cades Cove:…

Top 5 Activities You’ll Love to Do in Cades Cove in Winter

Top 5 Activities You’ll Love to Do in Cades Cove in Winter

Some people may say that the best time to visit Cades Cove is in the fall with all the beautiful colors, but every season is beautiful in this area of the national park! When it snows, Cades Cove becomes a winter wonderland, a sight you don’t want to miss out on. Check out these top 5 activities you’ll love to do in Cades Cove in the winter:…

6 Fun Facts You Should Know About Cades Cove

6 Fun Facts You Should Know About Cades Cove

You probably visit Cades Cove, the most popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over 2 million visitors come to this spot in the Smokies every year and with good reason! It’s beautiful and is one of the top places to find natural wildlife and manmade structures. But how much do you actually know about this area of the national park? Here are 6 fun facts you should know about Cades Cove:…

Everything You Should Know About the Donation Boxes in Cades Cove

Everything You Should Know About the Donation Boxes in Cades Cove

When you drive through Cades Cove, you’ve probably seen a few donation boxes. While you most likely know the boxes are there to benefit the national park, you may not know where the money goes and what it’s used for. We want to tell you what you need to know about the Cades Cove donation boxes! Here’s everything you need to know about the donation boxes in Cades Cove:…

5 Family Friendly Hikes in Cades Cove

5 Family Friendly Hikes in Cades Cove

Going on a hike with your family is a great way to spend quality time together and take in the incredible views. At Cades Cove, you’ll have the opportunity to see wildlife, learn about the culture and rich history of the Smoky Mountains, and explore beautiful trails winding through the national park. Before you decide where to hike, take a look at our list of 5 family friendly hikes in Cades Cove:…

4 Things to Know About Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

4 Things to Know About Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

If you’ve been to Cades Cove before, you’ve probably seen the unofficial mascot of the Smokies: the black bear. There are about 1,500 black bears in the Smoky Mountains. They prefer to live in mountainous terrain where they can be away from people. We want to share some things you may not know about this beautiful animal. Check out these 4 things to know about black bears in the Smoky Mountains:…