Springtime on Sparks Lane

Springtime in Cades Cove

Springtime in Cades Cove © William Britten use with permission only

It’s a glorious springtime in Cades Cove. The dogwood blooms have come early, and the Smoky Mountains are dressed in their spring finery. There are opportunities for Smoky Mountains photos everywhere you look. The pictures on this page were taken along Sparks Lane, the first cut-through in Cades Cove. Early in the morning, soon after the Park Rangers opened the gate for the day.

The other cut-through road along the loop road is Hyatt Lane. Both of these roads are gravel and are bordered by old fenceposts and wire, which will give your photos that old-time country lane look.  With the Smoky Mountains rising in the distance, these two country lanes offer some exceptional vistas.

Whenever you’re in Gatlinburg, please consider a stop at the William Britten Gallery along the historic Arts and Crafts Loop on Glades Rd. My display of  Smoky Mountains photos might just contain a special memory for you to take home.

Smoky Mountains Photos: Dogwood Time in Cades Cove

Smoky Mountains Photos: Dogwood Time in Cades Cove © William Britten use with permission only

3 Responses to Springtime on Sparks Lane
  1. Tammi Smith
    April 12, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Beautiful!! I’ve never gotten to visit in the Spring. It is usually August before we get to go. But, Hopefully, my Daughter and I will be there in June. Anything blooming in June?

  2. Bill
    April 12, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    June gets us into the Flame Azaleas, the Rhodos, the summer orchids … stuff blooming all year until frost.

  3. Tammi Smith
    April 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    YES!! Thanks!! I’ve wondered when the Rhododenrons bloomed. Hope to visit Cades Cove .

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