Western

Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick Counties
The western region is the mountainous part of MD. The most western region, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range Plateau, covers most of this area. The highest point is 3,369 feet above sea level. Deep valleys, cut into the plateau by rivers, characterize this heavily forested area. Almost bisected in half by adjoining states is the section called Appalachian Ridge and Valley, dominated by the Great Valley and supporting orchards and farmland. Elevations in this mostly forested area of MD reach almost 2,000 feet. Immediately east is the Blue Ridge region, part of 1,000 foot mountains traversing from PA to GA.

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