Facts about the Appalachians
The Appalachian mountains are the oldest mountains in North America.The Appalachain mountains are more than 250 million years old .The highest peaks in the Appalachians are about 7,000 feet tall.A large part of Appalachians is made up of a series of ridges and valleys that run next to each other.This 2,000 -miles- long mountain range,or group of connected mountains, runs from southeastern Canada to central Alabama.
When the train reached Pennsylvania the land ,began to change. Instead of being flat , it was now filled with wide valley and hills. This area of valleys and hills on the eastern side of the Applachins Mountains is called the Piedmont. Piedmonts means at the base of the mountain. The Piedmont beings in New Jersey and extends as far south Alabama.