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Faded blazes. About 99 percent of the
Appalachian Trail has been relocated or rebuilt since its completion. thetrek.co
Mugging. There's a house in Caldwell
County, North Carolina, covered with over
25,000 coffee mugs. The News Observer
It's all here. The Appalachian Mountains from Virginia to Georgia comprise
one of the largest biodiversity hotspots on
the East Coast. natureserve.org
Junktown. There's a railroad and
miniature town called Stoneypoint built
completely out of junk in Jefferson, Virginia. Atlas Obscura
And the A.T. starts here too.
Amicalola Falls in North Georgia shares
the claim of several falls as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi.
wandernorthgeorgia.com
Use some string. The deepest commercial caverns on the East Coast descend
34 floors below ground and are in Natural
Bridge, Virginia. naturalbridgecaverns.com
Mammoth in the mountains. The
most southerly location for Woolly Mammoth fossils is Saltville, Virginia, which is
also thought to be the largest Pleistocene

fossil site in North America. markgelbart.
wordpress.com
Technical! The only true peak (a
peak that can only be accessed by technical climbers) on the East Coast is Seneca
Rocks in Pendleton County, West Virginia.
weheartwv.com
Shakespeare in these hills. The

world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's
Indoor Theater is the American Shakespeare
Center's Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton,
Virginia. americanshakespearecenter.com
Smokies Rule! In 2018, the Great
Smokies was the most visited national
park, at 11.4 million visitors. nps.gov
Sled slope. Blackwater Falls State

The Channels, near
Lebanon, Virginia,
are the only slot
canyons (deeper
than wide; formed
by rushing water) in
the East.

JEFF GREENOUGH | COURTESY OF VIRGINIA TOURISM CORPORATION

EEO/AA Employer

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