Blue Ridge Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell
|States||Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia|
|Part of||Appalachian Mountains|
|Highest point||Mount Mitchell|
|- elevation||6,684 ft (2,037 m)|
|- coordinates||35°45′53″N 82°15′55″W / 35.76472°N 82.26528°W|
|Geology||granite, gneiss, limestone|
The Blue Ridge Mountains are mountains that go across the eastern United States. They go through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Its highest point is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina. The first mountain or best known mountain, is Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania.
The blue haze which covers the mountains is caused by isoprene. It is produced by the trees and other plants.
Images for kids
The Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Blue Ridge Mountains, viewed from Chimney Rock Mountain Overlook in North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from Lynchburg, Virginia
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