Top 3 Trails in Cades Cove for Experienced Hikers

Top 3 Trails in Cades Cove for Experienced Hikers

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

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

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

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:…

GSMNP Introduces Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

GSMNP Introduces Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced it is implementing vehicle-free Wednesdays in Cades Cove again! Starting May 5, the Cades Cove Loop Road will only be open to pedestrians and cyclists on Wednesdays. This gives visitors the opportunity to explore the area without worrying about car traffic! We’ve got all the details about vehicle-free Wednesdays in Cades Cove below:…

Unique Things to Find While You’re in Cades Cove (Includes Scavenger Hunt)

Unique Things to Find While You’re in Cades Cove (Includes Scavenger Hunt)

If you’ve been to Cades Cove before, you’ve probably seen most of the historic buildings along the Loop. But did you know there are some unique and hidden things you can find? From caves off the main Loop to keeping an eye out for animals that might make an appearance, here are some unique things to look for when you’re in Cades Cove, plus a scavenger hunt:…

Finding Gregory’s Cave: A Hidden Gem in Cades Cove

Finding Gregory’s Cave: A Hidden Gem in Cades Cove

There are all kinds of cool stops along the Cades Cove Loop, but if you get off the path, you might find some pretty unique places. One of them is Gregory’s Cave, a natural rock cave hidden along the Loop. Keep reading to find out more about Gregory’s Cave, a hidden gem in Cades Cove:…

3 Things to Know Before You Go Cades Cove Biking

3 Things to Know Before You Go Cades Cove Biking

Cades Cove is a must see spot for new visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The majority of people view this beautiful area of the park in the comfort of their car. However, for people looking to get active and trying something different Cades Cove biking may be for you. Cades Cove biking is a great way to see all the sites of the area while enjoying exercise that does not necessarily feel like exercise. Here are some things you need to know before you head out on your bike ride through the beautiful Cades Cove.

Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Hours

Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Hours

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….

5 Animals You Might Spot on the Cades Cove Loop

5 Animals You Might Spot on the Cades Cove Loop

One of the most exciting things about visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the opportunity to see some of the unique wildlife in the area. The Cades Cove Loop offers wide open fields that are perfect for wildlife viewing, while allowing you to keep a distance that is safe for you and the animals. Here are 5 animals you might spot on the Cades Cove Loop….

3 Guided Tours of Cades Cove Loop Road That Are Perfect for First Time Visitors

3 Guided Tours of Cades Cove Loop Road That Are Perfect for First Time Visitors

While you can always explore Cades Cove Loop Road in your personal vehicle, sometimes it’s more fun to leave the driving to someone else! This is especially true if you are a first-time visitor to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! There are several guided tours in the Smokies where you can sit back, relax, and learn more about Cades Cove from a professional guide. Here are 3 guided tours of Cades Cove Loop Road that are perfect for first-time visitors:…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Historic Cabins in Cades Cove

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Historic Cabins in Cades Cove

When you see the historic cabins in Cades Cove as you drive through, you probably wonder what the people who lived in them were like. What kind of history is there in these buildings? We want to share some information about these buildings you probably didn’t know. You might look at the cabins differently after you learn a little more about them! Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the historic cabins in Cades Cove:…