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3 Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting Cades Cove

Cades Cove Visitor Center
January 5, 2023

Are you looking for more things to do on your family vacation to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville? If so, come spend the day at Cades Cove! It is a beautiful area with activities for all ages. With that being said, here is a list of 3 reasons why your family will love visiting Cades Cove:

1. There Are Lots of Activities

Cades Cove Loop RoadThere is a lot of fun to be had in Cades Cove. If you and your family want to go on a hike, explore one of the family-friendly hiking trails. Compared to other trails in the park, these ones have flat terrain and are shorter in distance. Keep your eyes peeled when you walk along the trail, as there is a lot to see. Marvel over all the rich greenery around you. Kids will be especially excited for the chance to see live animals. If you don’t prefer hiking, you could also enjoy the view from the comfort of your own vehicle as you drive along Cades Cove Loop Road. It is an 11-mile loop of all that Cades Cove has to offer, such as plants, animals, and historical buildings. If you still want to be outside though, other leisurely activities include having a picnic. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal in the middle of the natural scenery.

2. Being Out in Nature is Relaxing

We know that vacations can be fun and action-packed, as you try to experience all the fun attractions in a short amount of time. That’s why we want Cades Cove to be a place of relaxation. After you ride all of the roller coasters in Dollywood or shop until you drop in downtown Gatlinburg, take some time to relax in the quietness of nature. Even if you don’t go on a rigorous hike, simply being out in the fresh air has a lot of benefits. For example, it can boost your mood, lower your heart rate, and even improve your immune system. Also, because there is no cell service out in the wild, spending time outside eliminates distractions. Therefore, it could make way for precious bonding time between you and your loved ones.

3. Great Opportunity For Photos

Cades CoveBecause the natural scenery in Cades Cove is so beautiful, you should bring your camera to take some great photos. Get a shot of the colorful wildflowers or the tall trees. Besides being great to photograph by themselves, these objects could also make up a great backdrop for a family portrait. The photo can later be displayed in a frame on your mantle. When guests ask about it, you can tell them about all the fun memories you made in Cades Cove.

Your family will love exploring Cades Cove! Interested in learning about more things to do in the area? Read about family friendly activities along the Cades Cove Loop!

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