Ways to Enjoy Cades Cove in the Winter

Snow covered trails, warm nights by the fire, and snow covered tree limbs are just some of the things that make winters in Cades Cove magical. Especially with the amazing snow covered view of the Smoky Mountains visible in the skyline. It just goes to show that the when the weather turns colder, the fun here doesn’t end.

Go Sightseeing
The weather outside may be frightful and the trails may be covered in a white powder, but the views here will still be gorgeous. You can pack up your family in your heated car to explore the Cades Cove Scenic Loop or simply drive around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here, you will find wildlife, frozen waterfalls, and plenty of beautifully frosted scenes.

Go Hiking
The trails here don’t all close for the winter. In fact, many will still be open so that you can enjoy a brisk hike in the crisp winter air. You check out Rainbow Falls, Alum Cave Bluff Trail, the Rich Mountain Loop, and the Abrams Falls trail.

The Incredible Christmas Place
If you’re a fan of Christmas, you must come here. It may a little overwhelming for some, but others will appreciate the outpouring of Christmas spirit housed in the Christmas Place. The 43,000 square-foot holiday store has everything from artificial trees, decorations, and personalized ornaments.

Relax in a Cozy Cabin
There’s almost nothing better than getting warm after a day out in the cold. Especially when you have a fire to warm your hands and a cozy couch to snuggle into for the night. One of the best things about this area is that you can stay cozy with your loved ones and family in a warm cabin any time of year.

During the winter, you never know what you’ll experience. Yet, you can count on having an amazing time here. To make sure you get the most of your winter vacation, make sure to check out our winter packing guide or to leave a comment with any questions!

Author: Katie Gilbert

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