The first time Earl and Tammi Layhue laid eyes on the hills of Southern Appalachia, they knew they’d come home. At the time they were living in Sandusky, Ohio; the year was 1997, and they came down on vacation. A few years later, they returned for their honeymoon, and again, the mountains spoke to Layhue
News and information concerning Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains
Aiden James is the author of a popular series of horror novels set in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains…. “Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken tooth.
Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove could be closed through 2016 – The Daily Times: News The ravages of a tiny insect have forced Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials to close Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove. It is not expected to reopen in 2016. More than 1,700 hazardous trees, damaged by the hemlock
A Roswell, GA man drowned Thursday while on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said. The body of Jitendra Patel, 59, was recovered at 8:22 p.m. Thursday near Abrams Falls, said Dana Soehn, a spokeswoman for the park. Patel was hiking with friends and reportedly slipped into the water near the
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials are planning a series of controlled burns within the Cades Cove area of the park. If weather permits, burn operations could begin on Oct. 26 and run through November. Fire managers have identified multiple fields totaling approximately 300 acres for fire treatment. >> Read Complete
Fall color in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is dazzling, with crisp hues of red, brown, yellow and orange painting the landscape. Each September and October, the national park features another autumn spectacle—the migration of the monarch. Hundreds of these bright orange and black butterflies dance through the landscape as they begin their journey south to overwinter in Mexico. >>
Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have announced the temporary closure of the Cades Cove Loop Road in January in order to complete hazard tree removal. From January 6-8 and January 13-15 the road will be closed to all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. “We regret the inconvenience to Cades Cove visitors,” said Acting
If you’re looking to escape the frequent traffic jams that you’ll encounter at Cades Cove, or if you’re just looking for a peaceful drive through the woods, Rich Mountain Road fits the bill. Rich Mountain Road is an 8-mile, one-way, gravel road that provides stunning views down into Cades Cove. The road heads north from
With the death of Lee Roberson Jr., Blount County has lost an acclaimed artist and a powerful advocate for Cades Cove. Roberson, 79, of Townsend, died at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the family home. No cause of death was announced. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Smith Funeral and Cremation Service.