Cades Cove Heritage Tours To Offer Elkmont Firefly Tours

Friday, April 26, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

See the synchronous fireflies of Elkmont at 6:45 p.m. June 6-13 as part of Cades Cove Heritage Tours. Reservations are required.

Tours will meet at 6:45 p.m. at The Firefly Café and leave Townsend by 7 p.m. A total of 18 seats are available for each date and tickets are $1 per person.

Synchronous fireflies are one of 14 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns.

Cades Cove Heritage Tours are available for just $10 per person every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance, on Scenic Highway 73.

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