Rosco it is a little bit of a drive from Gatlinburg, but if you have time you have to take a drive through Cades Cove. You will see all kinds of wildlife up close. It's full of deer,turkey,and black bear. You can even go horse back riding if you like riding them. There are also alot of old homeplaces. It looks like Little House on the Prairy. It's also a good place for a picnic. Have fun. Bobby
I have 1 day scheduled for Cades cove.
As of now we plan to spend most of our time seeing the mountains and wild life.
I think my wife has a picnic scheduled every day to help out on the econimics.
How about the train ride and rafting in Brysin ? My son wanted to do that ?
We were there two weeks ago. At Cade's Cove, we saw six black bear. We did not see as many deer as usual, probably because of the heat. Go over to Cataloochee in North Carlolina to see the elk. We saw 13, including three big bulls in velvet. It is a winding road in there, but well worth the drive. Coming back out, just don't take the road to Big Creek that says 16 miles. It is a narrow, winding dirt road and took over over two hours to travel the 16 miles. I hear there are alot of elk in Cherokee, NC, but we did not see any there.
Hey Rosco, When are you going to Cades Cove? We went this weekend and got back home this morning. We went through Cades Cove Friday evening. We started in at about 6 pm but didn't see much so we made the loop again at about 730. Everything started coming out at about sundown. We saw 25 or 30 deer including 5 or 6 bucks, 8 or 10 turkeys, and 5 or 6 bears. One of the bears was probably over 500 lbs. It's head was as big as a 5 gallon bucket. We didn't do much because of the heat. It was pretty miserable. Anyway just wanted to let you know the later in the evening you go through the cove the more you'll see.
No hunting in Cades Cove!
Tim, you shoot one of those deer you'ld be lucky to keep your own head.
Hey Rosco, The Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge is a blast. I just about fell out of my chair laughing. It's a little expensive though. About 25 bucks a person.