The Blue Ridge Mountain Region
The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian mountain range. They were named Blue Ridge because they look blue in color from a distance. Virginia's highest mountain peak, Mount Rogers, is 5,719 feet tall. The Blue Ridge Mountain Region is located to the west of the Piedmont Region and to the east of the Vally and Ridge Region.
The Blue Ridge Mountain Region has a forest covered, mountainous landscape. Where there are mountains, there are valleys. Valleys are the low stretches of land between mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains are also the source for many rivers, especially the four major rivers in Virginia.
Products & Industries
The main industry of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the tourism industry. People come to the Blue Ridge Mountains from around the world to see the gorgeous, mountainous trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Another important industry in the Blue Ridge Mountain Region is farming. The low, rich soil of the valleys are perfect for growing crops such as the Blue Ridge Mountain Region's major products, apples.
Points of Interest
The Blue Ridge Mountains offer several interesting places that tourists visit regularly. The Mountains are filled with national and state parks, trails, camp grounds, and museums.
Smith, Karla. All Around Virginia Regions and Resources. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003. Print.