Tremont is conveniently located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and is only seven miles from Cade's Cove, which is an eleven mile loop of wonder and a must see when visiting the area.
A visit to Cade's Cove allows you to step back into a time before the park existed. Original primitive homesteads, farmsteads, and churches can be photographed and explored. Black bears, white tail deer, and turkeys may be viewed and photographed at close proximity in their natural habitat because they're reasonably accustomed to humans.
Although Cade's Cove is a premiere spot for wildlife viewing, you may run into wildlife virtually anywhere in the park. Elk have been reintroduced into the Cataloochee Valley, located on the other side of the park. With their numbers increasing, they are now dispersing throughout the park. They are often seen near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center area.