b'RECREATION: ACHIEVING MORE IN THE OUTDOORSCades Cove AppPuts Trails at FingertipsBy Sherri Gardner Howell way offer opportunities to learn,trails within the Cove and those explore or just relax. that start just outside the loop. Cades Cove is both a convenientExploring the Cove isnt hard butNever heard of Crooked Arm Ridge get-away for Blount County lo- knowing exactly which connectoror Rabbit Creek? Check it out.cals and a serene, beautiful destina- leads to which trails and where thePerhaps the best feature of the tion for travelers. With 2,500 acresrestrooms are can be challenging.app is that once you download it, of open space located in the GreatDont worry: Theres an app foryou dont need Wi-Fi to access it Smoky Mountains National Parkthat! again. Thats important because (GSMNP), the Cove is a shelteredThe Cades Cove app offers acoverage, even with HotSpots, are valley filled with wildlife, wildflow- simple map, photos of some ofspottyat bestin the Cove.ers and forests. It is a snapshot ofthe wildlife and wildflowers youThe best way to find the app the areas history and an outdoor,may see, a short history and allis to start at www.cadescoveapp.interactive gallery of pioneer life inthe good to know facts aboutcom. From there, you can click on the 1800s. picnic areas, hiking, camping, bik- Apple Store or Google Play and Cades Cove is also one of theing, groups, weddings and rangerfind the right app. There are several most accessible tours in the GSMNP.stations.out there. This one does all you You can take in the beauty withoutIf you are a hiker, dont miss theneed without a lot of fuss.ever leaving your car. For thosehiking section on the app. It shows more mobile, the stops along theand gives brief descriptions of the 26 Basically Blount 2021'