Most of the world’s population of backpackers and travelers has in their checklist famous places such as France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and many others. Though this is not bad at all, one should start first by exploring those within their vicinity or those which are popular, but not so populated.
Why not enjoy the serene landscapes of Cades Cove in Tennessee?
The land of Tennessee in South America features a beautiful bounty of nature to be proud of in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This site has been listed as one with historical connections, even as it is an isolated valley full of nature’s best wildlife and landscapes of mountains.
To those who live in the United States, this scenery might be something you’ve already seen, but to those who have not seen it, it should be something worth looking forward to.
Here are a few things to help you get to know Cades Cove better:
1. A Strong and Chaotic Connection to History
Before the 19th century, Cades Cove was occupied by Cherokees until the coming of the Olivers in 1818. Though they are mixed, for a short time, the whites lived together with these natives.
However, due to a small hostility, the Cherokees were chased out of the land. Eventually, as the Civil War occurred, the land fell on harsh times until most of the citizens have migrated away at the end of the war.
The last person to have inhabited the land was known as Kermit Caughron, whose house was considered of historical significance and was torn down due to incompatibility with the surroundings.
Despite all of this, there is the irony of the image of the beautiful cove with quite a chaotic historical connection. However, that in itself defines the Cades Cove’s strength as it is not merely site to behold, but also a site to be remembered and preserved due to a reason.
2. The Breathtaking Beauty of the Land
Another factor through which we can get to know the Cades Cove is through the exploration of its beautiful features, which is simple, serene, and breathtaking.
Though it has been through many things and has seen so many events as time goes by, it still retains its inspiring features, which makes it quite a remarkable and strong beauty.
In this sense, it can be compared to a beautiful woman who has gone through is many things, but remains strong and sturdy while fighting for her stand. Not only is she beautiful, she is also a remarkable thing to see and to gaze at.
If you want to see the cove’s vast beauty, join the popular 11 mile loop around the cove. Choose among the many choices of how to go around. If you want a more intimate observation, opt for a bicycle and go in your own pace as you explore and enjoy the beautiful landscape known as Cades Cove.
3. The Many Activities One can Enjoy
In social relationships, people tend to interact in order to get to know each other. You won’t know a person if you just simply exchange information about each other.
In the same way, if you have the desire to get to know Cades Cove, it is better to interact with the environment through many activities. Included in these activities are sports and hobbies such as picnicking, fishing, hiking, camping, riding hayrides, and shopping.
For those who love animals, you can arrive a bit earlier in the morning or stay late in the dusk if you want to see the many varieties of wildlife which calls the site their “home”.
Aside from that, you can also join a few guided programs which will not only help you connect with the environment, educate you on the many things you need to know about the site known as Cades Cove.
Experiencing Cades Cove, and what it has to offer, is definitely a memorable things= to look back to in your traveling diary of to do list. It may not be as grand as France when it comes to shopping and as historical as Italy and Greece, but it is still something which you can put in the same level with these three countries depending on your “own personal” opinions and judgment.
If you want a quiet trip to a lovely and inspiring destination, book a trip to Cades Cove now.