Tennessee August 11, 2018
You’ll Love The Endless Skies At This Enchanting Park In Tennessee
Oh, Tennessee. You have your lush hill country, waving fields of cotton to the west and the craggy, foliage-infused mountains to the east. Here in the Volunteer State, our topography is as varied as our sweet southern soul, and there are quite a few stories that grace our ever-changing beauty. One of the most underestimated aspects of our homeland? The incredible beauty of the sky, beautiful and breathtaking, high above the land it oversees.
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cades Loop Road gives you the best vantage point to the sky above the Cove. It's a one-way lane that will take you on a low-key historical tour through the valley.
There are multiple buildings and historic structures throughout the cove that point back to early pioneer farms, making the trip not only beautiful but all sorts of intellectual.
You can visit via the loop every day of the year from sunup to sundown. Whether you're looking to travel on foot, via your trusty bicycle or just want to take a quick auto loop, this two-hour tour is more than worth it.
Even the wintertime is stunning. Can you believe how gorgeous the snowcapped mountains look?
Cades Cove has been preserved in its natural state on purpose by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's meant to give you a look back in time, to a small mountain community who traveled to our great state so many years ago.
The valley is known as one of the quietest and most beautiful places to visit in the ever-popular Great Smoky Mountains. It's also the only place on the Tennessee side of the park that boasts a grist mill. North Carolina may have their own, but our Cades Cove stands alone on that quirky fact.
Make sure you come early, though — Cades Cove is also one of the most popular places to visit in the park, mainly for its incredible natural beauty and cavernous history.
It's also the only section of the park that closes at night, so make sure you plan accordingly! You won't be trekking under that night sky, but you sure can catch a gorgeous sunset.
If you've been to the Great Smoky Mountains, have you made your way to Cades Cove just yet? Would you rather visit for sunrise or sunset? Leave your tips and tricks in the comments — we'd love to hear!
If you’re looking to continue your Tennessee natural experience, then you may want to check out
this fabulous rafting trip on one of our beautiful rivers. It’s a stunning experience!