Your guide to bear spotting in Tennessee
The Smoky Mountains are bear country...
It’s not uncommon to see a bear darting around downtown Gatlinburg!
But if you want to be sure to see one, here are the bear necessities...
Places like Cades Cove and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail are known for wildlife
Look in the right places
You're much more likely to see bears in the morning and evening
Go early, stay late
Open areas make it a lot easier to spot wildlife
Look for open areas
Some people like to sit by a trail and wait for bears to come out
Sit and wait
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