Scenic Sunday: Looking Down on Cades Cove

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. September 9, 2010.

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Cades Cove is one of the most popular parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.  The cove is a valley dotted with homesteads, churches, fields and woods.  It was turned into a living museum after the establishment of the park in the 1930s.  This picture was taken from Rich Mountain road leading out to Cades Cove.  If you look carefully you can see part of the loop road that takes visitors through the cove.

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14 Responses to “Scenic Sunday: Looking Down on Cades Cove”

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I always enjoy your photos and particularly from the Great Smoky Mountains. One of the areas in the US that I’ve never been to is in your part of the country and I’ve always wanted to. The mountains are so beautiful!! But the next best thing to being there is your photos! Thanks for sharing the beauty to both you and Betsy! I always take great delight in your photos! Have a great week, George!

    Sylvia

  2. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Beautiful mountains and valley…

  3. Ms. A Says:

    Such a beautiful area!

  4. Sandra Says:

    i love the smoky mountains, so pretty

  5. The Incredible Woody Says:

    I love Rich Mountain Road! I also love Parson Branch Road:)

  6. ladyfi Says:

    So peaceful and gorgeous!

  7. dayphoto Says:

    Beautiful! Are you experiencing spring now? It’s snowing here.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  8. Larry Says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever ridden around the cove without thinking I wish I owned it all from mountain top to mountain top.

  9. Photo Cache Says:

    I’ve always wanted to see this part of the country and when I do I’d map out my itinerary based on your posts.

  10. Carletta Says:

    A trip to the Smokies wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t do Cades Cove. I haven’t been in a few years and if Hubby doesn’t take me this summer I may have to go by myself! 🙂

  11. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Such a lovely view; so tranquil!

  12. Rose Says:

    This sure looks good to me!

  13. Ryan Says:

    Fantastic scene

  14. Sartenada Says:

    Seems to be a place where to forget the sorrows of the world. Beautiful!

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