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Old 12-11-2009, 10:08 AM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 15 days ago)
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Originally Posted by KeyserSoze View Post
I really enjoyed my time in Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol. Great overlooked area.
I'm enjoying it as well. Lots of outdoor activities to enjoy and plenty of family oriented things to do too, many of them free.
Also, I haven't spent a lot of time there but I hear great things about Abingdon VA as well.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:58 AM
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Originally Posted by J'aimeDesVilles View Post
Haha..."The Capital of Appalachia", and "Paris of the Appalachians"
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:40 PM
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There are lots of nice cities/towns in the Appalachian Mountains...Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Kingsport, Johnson City, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Lynchburg, etc.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:29 PM
Location: Macao
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I gotta visit these places...I love mountains..and there is a certain mystique about the region.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Location: New Hampshire
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Are we talking about towns throughout the Appalachian Mountains or just towns in the cultural region known as "Appalachia" (which is mostly confined to the Southern Appalachians)?

If it's the former definition, I'll offer some of my favorite Appalachian towns in New England:

Manchester, Vermont: cute little town nestled in a long, verdant valley surrounded by mountains.

Grafton, Vermont: one of the most quintessential New England villages. There is virtually no evidence that the town has changed at all in 200 years. It still retains a strong sense of community and is one of the most peaceful little towns I've ever had the pleasure of walking through.

Woodstock, Vermont: a bit more "gentrified" but still incredibly picturesque with some wonderful architecture and beautiful farmland around.

Harrisville, New Hampshire: on the very edge of the Appalachian upland in New England, but still worth mentioning. A very unique, undisturbed village sitting on a pond that is remarkably quiet and peaceful. Also of note is neighboring Hancock, which is also immaculately preserved.

Cornish, New Hampshire: a town on the Connecticut River which is notable for its artistic presence (home of St-Gaudens and J.D. Salinger) and a large number of covered bridges, including the longest in the United States (which spans the Connecticut River across to Vermont).

Sandwich, New Hampshire: an idyllic New England village of white clapboard buildings nestled between the state's beautiful Lakes Region and impressive White Mountains.

Sugar Hill, New Hampshire: a pastoral village known for its annual Lupine Festival and the very strong presence of locally-owned businesses and local products. Also worth mentioning is adjacent Franconia, home to the absolutely stunning Franconia Notch.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:19 PM
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I was thinking more the cultural area. I don't really think of any part of New England as "Appalachian" even if it is in a geographic sense. Although parts of Southeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and even Southwest New York would fit.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:40 PM
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Can someone help me find out the name and where this town is? Apparently it's somewhere in the appalachian region, but I can't pinpoint it's whereabouts.

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Old 03-06-2015, 05:46 PM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Roanoke is lovely IMHO.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:03 PM
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Charlottesville is super cool, but it's probably in the transition zone between Piedmont and Appalachian. It's not that mountainous, but it's still a cool town.

I do love Asheville, and I have a soft spot in my heart for other NC mountain towns like Blowing Rock, Waynesville, Bryson City, Boone, Black Mountain, etc.

Knoxville is a nice city, and I think it's more progressive than people give it credit for. It's a little like Asheville, but less mountainous. Still need to visit Chattanooga. In Virginia, Lexington was a super cool town but I'm probably only saying that since I love the Civil War.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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College towns in the Appalachians have lots of vitality.

Ithaca, NY
State College, PA
Morgantown, WV
Blacksburg, VA
Boone, NC

There's also a fair number of resort and "boutique" towns.

White Sulphur Springs, WV
Gatlinburg, TN
Dahlonega, GA
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