The John Oliver Cabin is a pioneer log cabin located in Cades Cove, which now lies within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Unlike the national parks in the west, which were platted out from government lands, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was once thousands of parcels of land, owned by many title holders. Continue reading →
Spring Wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park draw flora lovers from near and far. The display of early blooms takes place from March through June as the park is transformed into a garden rivaling Eden.
But all of Nature’s artistry does not manifest itself at once. Several factors determine when and where flowers will be blooming. Continue reading →
For most visitors to Cades Cove, the Carter Shield Cabin is the last stop before exiting the Loop Road. But it is not to be missed. This is a great place to pause and reflect on the people that lived and worked here before the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National park.
If you want to see Fall Foliage along the Newfound Gap Road plan your trip between the second week of October through the first week of November.
Elevation is the key, with the higher regions peaking early and the lower valleys peaking last.
Of course, Mother Nature is prone to changing her mind at any time. Early freezes, heavy rains, dry weather, and the amount of sunlight can affect the Fall show, so the longer you stay on your visit the better chance you will have of finding good fall foliage along the Newfound Gap Road