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Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working grist mill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored eighteenth and nineteenth century structures.
Pick up the self-guiding tour booklet available at the entrance to the loop road for information about the buildings you'll see in the cove and the people who lived here. Wildlife Viewing. White-tailed deer, black bears, coyotes, turkeys and other wildlife are frequently spotted in the open valley of Cades Cove.
Wildlife viewing tips. Numerous trails originate in the cove, including the five-mile roundtrip trail to Abrams Falls and the short Cades Cove Nature Trail. Longer hikes to Thunderhead Mountain and Rocky Top made famous by the popular song also begin in the cove. Download a park trail map. Visitor Center. Recommended Reading. The eleven-mile loop road follows many of the grades and turns of the old wagon roads, fording a stream now and then.
Along the way you are likely to see wildlife: deer and wild turkey year-round; lots of groundhogs in the summer. Picnicking alongside Cades Cove Loop Road. Image by Jeaneane Payne. Carriage rides and hayrides are offered at the Cades Cove horse concession. Tour Cades Cove on a comfortable passenger Educational Touring Vehicle with an experienced and friendly guide.
Learn all about the history, personal stories, and natural resources that make Cades Cove so unique. From approximately May 5 to around September 22, the loop road is closed to motor vehicle traffic on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until a.
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