I visited recently Cades Cove and Elkmont Historic district of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. I was a press trip and could not photographe during the best hours of the day, but I managed to get some interesting photos.
Elkmont Historic district
Part of the « Appalachian Club, » near the former logging town of Elkmont, the Elkmont Historic District is not well known, even by the locals.
A stone bridge is pictured in the Millionaire’s row area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee Thursday March 20, 2014. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.
Cades Cove is a broad valley surrounded by mountains. As you drive the 11-mile loop, you can stop and explore various historical buildings: churches, a working grist mill, barns and old cabins inhabited by the settlers before the creation of the park.
Horses are pictured in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
John Oliver Cabin is pictured in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee
Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine, is best known for the Acadia National Park.
Created as Lafayette National Park in 1919 and renamed Acadia in 1929, the park includes mountains, an ocean shoreline, woodlands, lakes, and even a sandy beach. It is a very popular destination for outdoors activities and camping with two and a half million tourists a year.
On the Western side of the island, off the park, the town of Tremont includes the villages of Bass Harbor (or McKinley), Bernard, Gotts Island, Seal Cove and West Tremont, where fishing, especially lobster fishing, is an important part of the daily life.