Bears of the Smokies - Reminisces

One of the best places to view black bears in the eastern United States is Cades Cove, located the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  During the summer months you can usually find bears in the various berry patches in the evenings as you drive the loop road.  Hyatt Lane is another  location that the bears will frequent.  Be sure to carefully look over the trees.  Bears love to take naps  on shade covered branches during the heat of the day.  Do NOT approach the bears, they are wild and there mothers tend to be very protective.