cades cove wildlife

Black Bear cub in Cades Cove

Black Bear cub in Cades Cove

A black bear cub forages in Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Black bears are excellent climbers and many park visitors miss seeing bears because they don’t look up. It is not uncommon to see smaller cubs in the highest branches of an oak or walnut tree shaking down nuts for easier eating!

Cades Cove

Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains Cades Cove
Great Smoky Mountains Cades Cove

Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And for good reason.

Just about everything that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer is available in this place. Whether you are looking for wildlife, mountain views, the history of the Smokies, horseback riding, waterfalls, an improved campground, a designated picnic area or good hiking trails Cades Cove has what you are seeking! Continue reading