Cades Cove TN Weather
Aug27

Cades Cove TN Weather

The weather in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is variable and this is also true of Cades Cove. When you’re traveling to Cades Cove, you can expect the Cades Cove TN weather to be similar to that of Gatlinburg and the national park. The Cades Cove area receives¬†50+ inches of rainfall annually, most of it occurring in the spring and fall months. Summers, by comparison, are dry in Cades Cove, but when you’re hiking,...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Visitor Center
Aug27

Everything You Need to Know About the Cades Cove Visitor Center

Hands down, Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Not only is this where you and your family or group can find some of the most picturesque views of the mountains, but there is also an abundance of history and Smoky Mountains culture found here you cannot discover anywhere else. In the middle of all of this beauty and history lies the Cades Cove Visitor Center. You one-stop shop for...

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Cades Cove Nature Trail

This Smokies trail is particularly beautiful in the Spring when the dogwoods bloom and also in the Fall when the sourwoods and maples turn a beautiful red. Once the location of a Chestnut tree grove, The Cades Cove Nature Trail now has many stately pines and oak trees. The Chestnut trees which provided an important source of food for early cove settlers, were killed by disease many years ago. Chestnut sprouts still pop up in this area...

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Mill flume

The mill flume was a device used by Cades Cove’s pioneers to divert water from a stream to power a mill. The water turned a large waterwheel by falling on the large paddles.

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Smokehouse
Aug27

Smokehouse

Pork was the principal meat of the time, so smokehouses were common in Cades Cove, and other areas throughout the Smokies. Smokehouses were the way for the early settlers would cook the meat for meals. Using the Smokehouse in Cades Cove It was customary in the Smokies to fatten the hogs on abundant chestnuts found in huge chestnut groves once common in Cades Cove. The farmers actually took their hogs to a chestnut grove and left them...

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