Cades Cove isn’t just for cars. Here are some other ways to get active in the area.
If hiking’s not your thing, there are many other great ways for you and your family to
actively experience Cades Cove. Bicycling is one of the best ways. The loop is closed
to cars every Saturday and Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. from early May until late
September, making the Cove a cyclist’s paradise and giving you a big head start. You
can bring your own bike or rent one from Cades Cove Campground Store or another
local purveyor. Additionally, Cades Cove Riding Stables, located near the Cades Cove
loop road entrance in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offers a variety of guided
tours including horseback group and private treks as well as hayrides. Families,
couples, and folks just looking for a little “me-time” know there’s no better setting for
a picturesque picnic than Cades Cove. So step off the beaten path, bring a blanket,
and enjoy a bite of serenity at one of the Cove’s 81 picnicking areas. Just remember
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