Cove is the most visited area of the Smoky
Mountains. Roughly 31 miles away from the city of Pigeon Forge,
Cade's Cove is in the 6,800-acre valley known for its picturesque landscapes.
settlers settled here in the early 1800s, contributing to why Cade's Cove has
the largest variety of historic buildings in the entire national park. As you
make your way through the area, you can see historic structures like restored
churches, old grist mills and pioneer log cabins. The enriched history of
Cade's Cove has left its lasting mark with its presence still felt today.
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your visit to Cade's Cove, keep an eye out for all the wildlife in the park. With
such a diverse array of animals, from raccoons to white tail deer to black
bears, you are sure to have the chance to spot one. Always remember, don't
approach the animals too closely to help preserve the animals' environment and
to maintain your safety.
best way to soak in the beauty Cade's Cove poses is to take a leisurely drive
on the Cade's Cove Loop. It's an 11-mile paved one-way road that winds through
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering scenic views of the mountain
tops, wildflower meadows and rolling greens. The entire loop takes anywhere
between two and four hours to drive through, but you’ll wish it wouldn’t end.
May to September on Saturday and Wednesday mornings before 10 a.m., only
bicyclists and hikers are allowed on the loop road to experience Cade's Cove at
their own pace.
Cove is filled with jaw dropping trails and waterfalls in its forests. Abrams
Falls is a striking waterfall with a 20-foot drop to a pool and stream located
below on Abrams Creek. Along the number of hiking trails, there are numerous
opportunities to soak in the serenity of the landscape's mountains and take