John P. Cable Mill in Cades Cove Gets New Water Wheel [Video Included]

John P. Cable Mill in Cades Cove Gets New Water Wheel [Video Included]

One of the most iconic landmarks in the Smoky Mountains is getting a tune-up! This September, the John P. Cable Mill in Cades Cove will have its water wheel replaced for the first time in 18 years. Swapping out the historic gristmill’s water wheel is no easy task because a new wheel had to be built completely from scratch. Local reporter Jim Matheny recently visited Cades Cove to profile the construction of the new water wheel in a piece for WBIR News:…

What are the Best Times to Visit Cades Cove

What are the Best Times to Visit Cades Cove

No matter the time of year that you visit, Cades Cove is always beautiful and each trip is unique! But even Cades Cove has times throughout the year that it becomes very busy! Learn the best times to visit Cades Cove if you want to avoid traffic, want to see wildlife, or take some stunning photos of the area!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Asks Visitors to Adopt Black Bear Cubs

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Asks Visitors to Adopt Black Bear Cubs

Beginning this spring, visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will have the chance to adopt black bear cubs as pets. The unprecedented new policy is part of the park’s effort to cut down on the number of abandoned bear cubs in Cades Cove. The National Park Service made the official announcement in a press release this morning. We have summarized the park’s new adoption initiative below….

Fun Facts About the Cades Cove Wildlife You’re Likely to See on a Visit

Fun Facts About the Cades Cove Wildlife You’re Likely to See on a Visit

Cades Cove is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s full of Appalachian history, beautiful and serene sites, and lots of native wildlife. When you visit you are likely to see everything from cardinals, turkeys, and deer, to black bears. We’ve decided to share some cool facts about some of our most famous and precious Cades Cove wildlife.

The Cades Cove Loop: What to Expect When You Visit for the First Time

The Cades Cove Loop: What to Expect When You Visit for the First Time

Cades Cove is one of the most visited places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cades Cove is a small limestone valley packed with history, scenery, and wildlife. The 11 mile loop is the usher to everything Cades Cove has to offer. The Cades Cove loop can be navigated by car or bicycle. This popular attraction is open year round and gorgeous to see anytime of the year….

Everything You Need to Know about Cades Cove Weather Throughout the Year

Everything You Need to Know about Cades Cove Weather Throughout the Year

If you are familiar with the weather in the Great Smoky Mountains, you know that it can be unpredictable throughout the year! This also holds true for Cades Cove as weather conditions are often quite variable during each season. While this may be the case, there are still general conditions that you can expect depending on the time of your visit. Here is everything you need to know about Cades Cove weather throughout the year: …

Find Out Which Wildlife You’re Most Likely to See in Cades Cove this Summer

Find Out Which Wildlife You’re Most Likely to See in Cades Cove this Summer

If you’ve ever asked anyone what they enjoy most about visiting Cades Cove, one of the more popular responses you’ll hear from people is that they love to venture into the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see the wildlife up close and in their natural habitat. In the summertime, the animals are thriving, the rivers are filled with fish, and the grasses and forestry are lush and green. Here are a few of the different species you can expect to see meandering through Cades Cove this summer….

Three Historic Churches You Should Visit on the Cades Cove Loop Road

Three Historic Churches You Should Visit on the Cades Cove Loop Road

The Cades Cove Loop Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a popular one way road that leads to a unique combination of stunning scenery and historical buildings. While exploring this road, you will come across three churches that each come with their own fascinating history! As you enter the road, be sure to stop at the orientation shelter where you can talk to park rangers about these churches and any other information you might need. Here are the three historic churches you should visit on the Cades Cove Loop Road:…