Essential Tips for Visiting Cades Cove

Here are some trip saving tips for visiting Cades Cove! OK, maybe not trip saving, but knowing them will certainly make your trip a little easier – maybe even better. Don’t Feed the Animals One of the first tips for visiting Cades Cove, is: please do not feed the animals. There are numerous reasons for this, and hopefully by now this is commonly understood theme. But, in a nutshell, it’s for everyone’s safety as well as the...

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Seasons in Cades Cove

Winter All the seasons in Cades Cove are gorgeous if you ask us. But depending on your preference of season, your favorite season to visit Cades Cove will vary. Although, some will argue strongly that winter is when the Cove is the most beautiful. Activities will be more limited, but like everything in winter they have their own unique charm. Horseback riding isn’t available in the winter, but an intimate winter drive might be on the...

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Horseback Riding in Cades Cove

Experiencing Cades Cove on horseback will give you one of the most incredible and intimate experiences with nature. Riders traverse the 6,800 acres, and all its glory, atop a one of nature’s finest creatures, who can take riders gently through streams, up hilly terrain, and across wide plains and forests. It’s as close to nature as you’re going to get. Don’t Worry, There Are Guides You don’t have to be an expert horseback rider...

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Black Bears in Cades Cove

Spotting the black bears in Cades Cove is one of the most sought after experiences when visiting the Cove. The black bears in Cades Cove are a majestic sight, indeed; however, there are a few things to be aware of when seeking out this experience. Don’t Feed the Black Bears in Cades Cove Yes, the black bear is a symbol of the Smokies. All around Tennessee towns and parks sell t-shirts and hoodies with black bears on them, mugs...

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6 Top Things to See in Cades Cove

Visiting Cades Cove for the first time means you’ll have tons to see and do. To help you prioritize how you spend your trip, we’ve collected six of top things you must see while you’re here. You’ll thank us later! Top Things to See in Cades Cove The Black Bears The Smoky Mountain area has one of the largest protected areas in the eastern U.S. where black bears can live. For that reasons, black bears can be found at all elevations...

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