Where are the Appalachian Mountains located?

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountain chain in North American and run from Newfoundland to Alabama. It consists of mountains, ridges, and valleys. Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain on the east coast.  The Great Smoky Mountains are very popular and they are a part of the Appalachians. The Great Smoky Mountains run from Tennessee to North Carolina.

These mountains got their name from the Apalachee Indians. Early pioneers found the mountains very difficult to travel through but later, roads and trains ran through the valleys. This helped to bring the nation together.

The Appalachian Mountains are very beautiful. Many people travel there for the beautiful scenery. There are also many recreational activities available such as skiing, boating, swimming, fishing, etc. It is also the home to many state parks.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I assume that you are talking about the Appalachian Mountains.  That word is pronounced pretty much like what you spelled out in your question.  If that is what you are asking about, this is a range of mountains that runs north to south in the far eastern part of the United States and (by some definitions) up into Canada as well.

The Appalachians are the first range of mountains that a person would encounter if they were travelling west from the Atlantic Ocean into the United States.  They are not a very tall group of mountains (average of about 3,000 feet high) but they extend for a very long way.

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The spelling is a little off, but thats O.K. The Appalachian Mountain range is a magnificent site, they stretch all the way from Quebec to Georgia. They cover approximately 1,600 miles in a north-south path. They are the oldest mountains in the country. Geographically, they are a system of ridges and ranges. The average peak is about 3,000 ft. The highest peak is Mt. Mitchell which extends well over 6,000 ft. They span many states including Alabama, Georgia, Tenn., Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

missj-lit | Student

basically, the appalachian mountains are located in north america, mostly in the u.s., but runs into canada as well