Appalachian Plateau


By: Trinity Thompson

The Appalachian Plateau is the smallest region in Georgia. It includes Dade County ,and is located in the northwestern corner of Georgia. It forms the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. It sits 1,800 to 2,000 feet above sea level. Temperatures can rang from low 90's to high 20's. Average rainfall is 60 inches a year.

Physical Features

There are narrow valleys and wooded ridges in the Appalachian plateau. There are no major rivers here, but there are some small ones. There are coalfields, sandstone bluffs, and sedimentary rocks. The Appalachian Plateau extends from New York to Alabama.  

Economic Activity

There are several state parks to increase tourism. They often offer hiking trails, forest, lakes, and deep canyons. There is also many activities including: hang gliding, camping, and white water rafting. Look out mountain is also a major tourism attraction. And many places offer hotels.

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