The Blue Ridge Region was given it's name due to the blue haze covering the peaks. The mountains in this region are the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. The mountains are rugged and the valleys are randomly arranged as compared to the Ridge and Valley Region. Elevations of 1,600 to 4,700 feet above sea level gives the region a cooler climate. Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet above sea level, is the tallest mountain in the region. These mountains are some of the oldest in America! Many streams begin high in the mountains. From a distance the mountains appear to look blue do to the forest. Marble and gold are two natural resources found in this region.
The Blue Ridge Region being located in the northeastern part of Georgia puts this region between the Ridge and Valley region and the Piedmont region, is the source of many rivers, it is the region that receives the most rainfall each year, and if you were to go there you would mostly see beautiful mountains. The Chattahoochee river is one of the many rivers that starts in the Blue Ridge.