We will be in this area the end of July and I wanted to spend 1 full day in and around the GSMNP----I planned on the 1st part of the day at Cades Cove (stop at the visitor center and do the JR ranger activity, drive the 11 mi. loop and stop at the different points )and then the early afternoon spent water tubing down the nearby Little River.........Any advice on what to do at Cades Cove or any other suggestions on different areas?
I had also thought about going to the Sugarlands Visitor Center and doing a JR Ranger Program and I believe they have a movie and a short hiking trail, and then maybe doing the hike to Laurel Falls which is just down the road, and then stop at Metcalf Bottom and do a picnic and play in the water and on the rocks........How would this compare to Cades Cove and the different points of interest there?
Would love to hear from anyone with experience in this area!!!! THANKS