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The Best Adventures in The Smoky Mountains TN

The Best Adventures in The Smoky Mountains TN

Tennessee is known for great people, great food, music, and beautiful landscapes. There’s also hidden gem that might escape your list of things to do if you’re coming for a visit – the Great Smoky Mountains. Tennessee has beautiful, mighty mountains deep within its territory. They may not be as high or majestic as their Western counterparts, but they offer a lot of beauty and activities for visitors and locals alike. And The Smoky Mountains are much older than the Rocky Mountains, too! Best of all, these mountains are in one amazing national park where you can spend as much… Read more »

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Wondering where to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Of all of the beautiful wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, the American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus ) is one of the largest and most impressive species you can see in the national park. Better yet, bears are plentiful in the Smokies and live in all elevations of the park. It is estimated that around 1,500 bears live inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since the national park is 800 sq. miles in size, this means bears have a population density of nearly 2 bears per square mile. As… Read more »

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Bears in the Smokies Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears inhabit all elevations of the park. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate that roughly 1,500 bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. At one time, the black bear’s range included most of North America except the extreme west coast. However loss of habitat has resulted in a significant reduction in this range. Black bears in the Smokies are black… Read more »