The best feature of Cades Cove is that there are still some bits and pieces of the way the primitives lived their lives if you know what and where to look for. The 6,800 acres of heaven on Earth has nearly 2 million visitors each year and the strategic location of Cades Cove, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, explains it.
One way to really enjoy the scenic Cades Cove is to view it from the Cades Cove Loop Road, a paved one-way lane that surrounds the dense forest at the foot of the mountains. The road will lead vacationers at the Great Smoky Mountains on an awesome tour back to the past as they will see the early roads, trials and pioneer farms during the road trip. The view will leave the vacationers at awe after they have witnessed something that is so amazing.
Other than viewing activities, there are plenty of other excitement awaits the vacationers. The Cades Cove Loop Road itself serves as one of the route for bicycle riding or go on a stroll and enjoy the intimate and romantic time spent together with your loved ones, while enjoying the evening sun. Once hooked to the beauty of the Cades Cove loop, two hours are certainly not enough especially when you are planning to go on a wildlife spotting activity.
The other attractions of Cades Cove are the great spots for picnic, camping, hiking, as well as fly fishing the trout, teasing them with the baits. When the evening comes, retreat for the night and enjoy the soothing time with your family at the vacation cabin. The vacation cabins are well equipped with a kitchen for self cooking when you want to dine in with the whole family and friends.
Nonetheless, there are a few things that new vacationers have to bear in mind. Although the Cades Cove TN is open all year round and the area is accessible for auto, bicycle and hiking, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has designated that auto traffic will be deny access to Cades Cove every May to September to reserve the cove for hikers and bicycle riders. The designation by the park rangers is only effective every Wednesday and Saturday of the months’ period.