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:…

Cades Cove Campground | What to Know About Cades Cove Camping

Cades Cove Campground | What to Know About Cades Cove Camping

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:

5 Cades Cove Cabins and Buildings That Have Been Moved

5 Cades Cove Cabins and Buildings That Have Been Moved

Did you know there are several Cades Cove cabins and buildings that were moved into the area? Most of the buildings near the Cable Mill were moved into Cades Cove and weren’t originally built there. There are also several buildings that are replicas or were part of the original property but aren’ the true original cabins. Here are 5 Cades Cove cabins and buildings that have been moved:…

Uncovering the Cades Cove Cemeteries and Their History

Uncovering the Cades Cove Cemeteries and Their History

If you love learning more about the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then you should consider paying a visit to some of the many cemeteries in Cades Cove on your next visit. Although National Park Service records indicate there are 14 cemeteries in Cades Cove, only 11 of them have been found. To help you learn more, we’ve listed all 11 of them for you below! Take a look at all the Cades Cove cemeteries:…

All About Abrams Falls Trail in Cades Cove

All About Abrams Falls Trail in Cades Cove

Did you know there are hiking trails in Cades Cove? One of the most popular is Abrams Falls Trail. This beautiful trail takes you through old forest growth, along the creek, and in front of an incredible waterfall. Here’s everything you need to know about Abrams Falls Trail in Cades Cove:…

All About the Carter Shields Cabin in Cades Cove

All About the Carter Shields Cabin in Cades Cove

When you’re nearing the end of the 11-mile loop road in Cades Cove, you’ll see a small, rustic structure. This is the Carter Shields Cabin! During the springtime, this cabin paints the perfect picture, with dogwood trees in full bloom, a split rail fence and frequent wildlife. Learn more about the Carter Shields Cabin in Cades Cove below!…

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! Starting June 17, 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:…