Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cades Cove is an isolated valley located on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is one of the most popular destination for visitors to the park, attracts more than two million visitors a year because of its well-preserved homesteads, scenic vistas, and abundant display of wildlife. The road that snakes its way through Cades Cove is usually bumper to bumper with cars during the peak season, but if you are lucky enough to make to the cove when there are not many people there it is an amazing experience. You will be surrounded by quite and at times get a feel for living far away from everything, and having wildlife roam around your yard.
The valley was home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park. The area contains an abundant amount of historic features for the “history buff” or grand views for the aspiring photographer. Cades Cove is at least a days worth of adventure for the whole family, and if you like seeing things that most people do not take a trip into the back-country for a few days and see even more beauty!