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:…

GSMNP Introduces Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

GSMNP Introduces Vehicle-Free Wednesdays in Cades Cove

May 4, 2021

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)

March 17, 2021

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

February 23, 2021

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:…