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The Appalachian Mountains  are a system of North American mountain ranges running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in the north to Alabama, USA in the south. The highest peak in the range is Mount Mitchell, located in North Carolina.
The range runs though the following US States and Canadian provinces. (North - South)
The Appalachian Mountains are a varied destination. Many visit the mountains as day visitors. Some hike all or part of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,174 mile (3,499 km) hike along the main ridges of the mountain range.
Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, published in 1999, offers an entertaining look at the author's attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail.