GREAT NEWS – Cades Cove expected to reopen about a month earlier than expected

Here’s some great news, especially if you’re planning on being in the Smokies after late April.  The AP is reporting that Cades Cove will be open on April 24th.  They plan to have a run the next day.  The road has been closed for repaving.  It was originally supposed to reopen near the end of May.  The full AP story is below…

(AP) One of the most popular tourist spots in the Smokies will be accessible again earlier than expected. The National Park Service announced Wednesday that Cades Cove Loop Road is now expected to reopen April 24 – about a month earlier than had been planned. The 11-mile, one-way road was closed and rebuilt over the winter. When it opens, only bicycles and pedestrians will be allowed on it until noon the first day and a “Cades Cove Loop Lope” run has been scheduled for the second day.

-Raymond

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2 responses to “GREAT NEWS – Cades Cove expected to reopen about a month earlier than expected

  1. I’m thrilled to read that Cades Cove will reopen sooner than anticipated. I just wish I could be among the first visitors to see the new road.
    Ray

  2. WE WENT UP ON 5-22-10 AND THE ROADS ARE GREAT, BUT, PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING UNCOURTEOUS AND NOT PULLING OVER ON THE PULLOFFS! BE NICE AND COURTEOUS AND USE THE PULL-OFFS – THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE FOR – SO OTHER PEOPLE CAN SEE THE BEAR AND DEER.

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