Learn More About Cades Cove Tours

Cades Cove Heritage Tours is a private non-profit that seeks to provide a superior visitor experience that allows visitors to protect the natural and cultural resource of Cades Cove.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours was started in the summer of 2007 by local citizens who were concerned about the air quality and overcrowding in Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The purpose of Cades Cove Heritage Tours is two-fold: first, the tours are designed to provide visitors with interpretative experiences worthy of the natural wonder and diverse history of the Cove; and second, they are intended to help alleviate the overcrowding, traffic and pollution in Cades Cove.

The tours were made possible by community partners, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Smoky Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the National Parks Conservation Association.

Cades Cove Ecology and History Tour

Whether you regularly drive through Cades Cove or you are a first time visitor, Cades Cove Heritage Tours allows you the opportunity to experience the ecology and history of Cades Cove as never before.

Learn all about the history, personal stories, and ecology that make Cades Cove so unique. And, since you've left the driving to us, you can focus on sharing the beautiful scenery and wildlife with your family and friends, instead of worrying about the traffic.

  • Perfect for church groups, wedding parties, families, or couples
  • Learn the history and unique stories
  • Covers the remarkable natural wonders of Cades Cove.
  • Wildlife viewing

Cades Cove Celebrity & Specialty Tours

Call 865-448-8838 for more information and seat reservations.

Cades Cove with Bill Landry
This is your opportunity to join Bill Landry of “The Heartland Series” fame for a wonderful guided trip around Cades Cove, while Bill shares stories, tales and adventures of the cove. “It’s not a hike, it’s more like an amble. I’m big on ambling now.” Mountain folk ways, language, animal tales, stories of the original people who called the Cove home, it’s all part of this shared visit with a premiere storyteller.

GSMNP with Sam Venable
Join Sam Venable, noted author,
columnist, humorist and naturalist,
on a trip through the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park from
Townsend to Elkmont, Sugarlands,
Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome.

Bear Viewing Tour with Kim Delozier
Author, naturalist and former Park Ranger, Kim DeLozier will point out and discuss wildlife in the Smokies. Kim is the author of “Bears in the Back Seat I and II”, humorous and insightful books on Smoky Mountain black bears.

$65 Per Person
17 Guests Maximum
Approximately 4 - 4/12 hour tour
Departs GSMHC at 9:30 AM

Tour Dates
Saturday, April 20
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, November 9

$65 Per Person
17 Guests Maximum
Approximately 4 - 4/12 hour tour
Departs GSMHC at 9:30 AM

Tour Dates
Saturday, June 1
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 19

$65 Per Person
17 Guests Maximum
Approximately 4 - 4/12 hour tour
Departs GSMHC at 4:30 PM

Tour Dates
Saturday, August 3
Saturday, August 10


Elk Viewing Tour with Kim Delozier

Cades Cove "Behind the Scenes" with Mike Meldrum

Gregory's Cave and the thriving business of Joe Gregory * The story of the Primitive Baptist Church *Managing wildlife in Cades Cove and the Deer Exclosure * The CCC Camp * The WW II Memorial Tree

Public Tours of Cades Cove

DOWNLOAD FLYER

$65 Per Person
17 Guests Maximum
Departs GSMHC at 2:30 PM
Returns Approximately 9:00 PM

Tour Date
Saturday, September 21

$65 Per Person
(Includes Box Lunch
)
17 Guests Maximum
Departs GSMHC at 9:30 AM
Returns Approximately 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Tour Dates
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 28
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 26

$15 Per Person
17 Guests Maximum
Departs GSMHC at 1:30 PM
Returns Approximately 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tour Dates
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, October 5
Saturday, October 12
Saturday, November 2

 



 


Cades Cove Heritage Tours
865-448-8838
info@cadescoveheritagetours.org
P.O. Box 268, Townsend, TN 37882-0268
Cades Cove Heritage Tours is sponsored by Jenny and Randy Boyd