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West Virginia: Heart of Appalachia

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West Virginia

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West Virginia enjoys the distinction of being the only state which lies entirely within the great Appalachian mountain chain which forms the border between the USA's Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest.  The state was formed at the outset of the Civil War when the western part of Virginia elected to remain in the Union.  Contributor Inmotionaerial created this beautiful aerial tour of this largely rural state during the peak of the Fall, a time when the tree-covered state turns into a sea of colors.

Late Summer Appalachia, Virginia

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Summer's Final Enchantment

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Prepare to be blown away by this stunning video from the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, compliments of contributor and drone pilot LUX.  The piece, which was shot in the late summer, beautifully captures the majesty of these mountains, which represent one of the key geographic features of eastern North America.  Together with its various sub-chains, the Appalachians form a line running in a roughly northeastern direction from Alabama all the way to Canada's Maritime provinces.  

Tennessee's Smoky Mountains

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Tennessee: As Seen from Above - Fall 2016 4K

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The Smoky Mountain range in the United States is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which in turn is part of the Appalachian system.  The Smoky's are home to some of the most spectacular fall scenery in the country.  The range covers parts of several  southeastern states in rolling forested mountains that turn brilliant colors from mid-September through October.  Top contributor used a drone to film these beautiful mountains in the state of Tennessee at the height of the Fall color season.    

Pittsburgh: Appalachia's #1 City

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Arise Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the largest city within the Appalachian region of the USA.  It sits at the point where the Allegheny River joins the Monangahela to form the Ohio.  The city rose to prominence as the center of the US steel industry, once the country's biggest economic engine.  Perspectrum used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this impressive aerial video of the city's skyscrapers, which include the headquarters of US Steel - at one point the world's largest corporation.

The Appalachian Trail in North Carolina

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Max Patch

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Going back to the days of the Appalachian Trail, the gentle slopes of the various Appalachian ranges of the eastern USA have been highly accessible by hiking.  In western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, where the mountains are known as the Smokies, the most important spot on the Trail was Max Patch Mountain, a "bald" mountain of about 1.4k meters (just under 5k ft.).  In this video, AshvilleAerial used a drone to memorialize a birthday hike to the great rolling top of the mountain.

The Mountains of Northern Georgia

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Insane Waterfall in North Georgia - Lula Lake Land Trust

Marco Hernandez

Like most of its fellow Southeastern USA states, Georgia is really two states in terms of its physical landscape - a lowland portion and an upland/hilly portion where the Appalachian mountain chain overlies the state.  In Georgia's case, the Appalachian region is relatively small, occupying its northwestern corner.  In this video, contributor Marco Hernandez gives us an epic view of this very different part of Georgia compared to the flat terrain  of the endless Atlanta suburbs. 

Charlottesville in Western Virginia

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Ragged Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia

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The USA's Appalachian region is beautiful any time of year, but when the season turns to Fall these mountains offer some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the country.  The region's gentle forested mountains become seas of red, orange, and yellow which seemingly go on forever.  In this video, contributor and drone pilot Anthony Tori gives us an epic bird's eye view of the area around Charlottesville, VA, at the very heart of Appalachia, at the peak of the Autumn season.

Cincinnati: Appalachia's Second City

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Cincinnati Ohio City Sunset

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DronesProductionInc created this beautiful aerial video of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Located on the Ohio River on the border with Kentucky, the city is considered part of the Appalachian region - it's the second largest Appalachian city after Pittsburgh.  With a stunningly beautiful waterfront, it's widely considered one of the most liveable cities in the USA.  One of the USA's great boom-towns of the mid-19th century, it's known as the home of Procter & Gamble, one of the world's premier consumer products companies.  

Fall in the Appalachians

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Southern Appalachian Fall Foliage

Landmark Drones

While the Appalachian Mountains only cover a small portion of the state of Georgia, they certainly make an impression.  Witness this drone video from Landmark Drones, taken at the height of the fall season.  The Appalachians cover the northwestern corner of the state, notably in the area of the Chattahoochee National Forest and its surroundings.  This area is home to numerous mountains over 1,000 meters (about 3.3k ft.) in altitude, led by Mt. Brasstown Bald (elevation: 1.45k meters, just under 4.8k ft.).

Lake Cumberland in Southern Kentucky

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Lake Cumberland

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Lake Cumberland is one of the most well known lakes in the Appalachian area of the United States.  It's actually a reservoir lake, located in southern Kentucky, west of the Daniel Boone Forest.  With a shoreline of over 2k km (about 1.2k mi.), it's one of the ten largest reservoir lakes in the USA by water volume - enough to cover the state of Kentucky with almost 10 cm (about 3.5 inches) of water!  Check out this beautiful Appalachian lake from above, compliments of contributor Flintknoop.  

Smoky Mountain Park, North Carolina

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Fall 2016 | 4K

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North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountain National Park lies in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the southern extension of the great Appalachian chain.  The chain covers a ridge of the Smoky Mountains sub-chain of the Blue Ridge in the western part of the state.  Covering over 2k square km (around 700 square mi.), it has the distinction of being the most visited of the USA's National Parks.  Get a bird's eye view of the great national treasure in this awesome video by contributor jdginnovative.

The Blue Ridge in Carroll County, Virginia

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Hidden Forest

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The Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in Carroll County, Virginia, USA. The nearly 1,100-acre area lies along the state’s famous Blue Ridge Mountains, a subchain of the Appalachian Mountains system. The trees in the area are comprised primarily of oak, hickory, and maple varieties. With the help of the Virginia Forestry Service and the Stewarts Creek Management Area, cinematographer LUX created this beautiful drone video showcasing the biodiversity of the area. 

Lake in the Pocono's of Pennsylvania

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DJI MAVIC PRO | Lake Wallenpaupack Pennsylvania | Lake Drone Video

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Check out this drone video of the largest lake in the USA's state of Pennsylvania, compliments of contributor lleeyyooww.  Lake Wallenpaupack is in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, a chain which covers much of the northeastern part of the Keystone State.  The lake offers over 80 km (around 50 mi.) of coastline in one of the major recreational areas of the northeastern USA.  The Pocono's are part of the Appalachian Mountains system which parallel's the country's East Coast. 

Appalachian Foothills in Ohio

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The Absolute BEST Midwest Getaway!

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Check out this video from a park in the Appalachian Mountain foothills of Ohio, compliments of contributor lleeyyooww.  Hocking Hills State Park is located in south central portion of the Buckeye State.  It is in an area that is covered by the western portion of the great Appalachian Mountains range which parallels the USA's East Coast.  The park features numerous hiking trails and is consistent with the reputation of the Appalachian region as being home to some of the best hiking spots in the country.  

The Blue Ridge Mountains

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Mentality's Treasure

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Contributor LUX used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this aerial view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, USA.  The Blue Ridge is a sub-range of the Appalachian chain which runs roughly parallel to the USA's East Coast; this popular tourist draw runs through several states, with its largest portions lying in Virginia and North Carolina.  The name "Blue Ridge" derives from the bluish appearance of the peaks seen from a distance, a result of isoprene released from the mountains' trees. 

Dauphin, PA: Mini Statue of Liberty

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PENNSYLVANIA - DAUPHIN STATUE OF LIBERTY

60 Seconds

Contributor 60 Second created this remarkable drone video of a captivating site in the Appalachian (middle) section of Pennsylvania, USA.  On the Susquehanna River near the town of Dauphin there is a roughly 8 meter (around 25 ft.) high replica of the Statue of Liberty.  The statue replaces another one which mysteriously appeared in 1986, around the centenary of the "real" statue's opening.  The 1986 version having been destroyed, the town raised the funds to build the current version.  

Virginia's Smith Mountain Lake

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2019 SML | DJI Mavic Pro 2

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Top contributor Jeff Walrich created this magnificent drone video from Smith Mountain Lake, a well known reservoir lake in the Roanoke Region of western Virginia.  Situated in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appachians), the 20k+ acre lake was created with the completion of the Smith Mountain Dam in the early 1960's.  The picturesque lake has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, notably as a "stand-in" for New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee in the 1991 comedy "What about Bob?".

 
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New River Gorge Bridge

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Contributor LUX created this beautiful aerial video of a famous bridge in the USA's Appalachian region.  It's called the New River Gorge Bridge, and it spans the New River in the middle of West Virginia, near the city of Fayetteville.  The bridge has a total length of about 925 meters (just over 3k ft.).  When it opened in 1977, its arch of 518 meters (1.7k ft.), it was the longest in the world.  The span also has the distinction of being one of the 30 highest vehicular bridges in the world, at 267 meters (about 875 ft.).  

Grayson County, Virginia

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FRIES, VIRGINA

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Contributor LUXaerial created this beautiful drone video from the Blue Ridge Mountains in southern  Virginia, USA.  It was shot in the area of Fries, in Grayson County, one of the state's southwestern counties.  This area is home to Mount Rogers, the state's highest peak at just under 1.75k meters (a little over 5.7k ft.) above sea level.  Fries sits on the New River, which you'll see in the river; the waterway eventually feeds into the Ohio River, which then converges with the mighy Mississippi.  

Around Asheville, NC

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ASHEVILLE NC HD DRONE FOOTAGE | CHIMNEY ROCK | LINVILLE FALLS

Matt Hallum

Check out these beautiful aerial scenes from the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, compliments of contributor Matt Hallum.  The video opens with a shots of the gigantic Chimney Rock, a flag-topped granite monolith in Chimney Rock State Park, about a half-hour drive southeast of Ashville.  The video also features other footage from around the park as well as for the city of Ashville and the nearby Linville Falls on the Linville River, the largest waterfall in the region.   

The Appalachian Trail

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Hiking the Appalachian Train with a DJI Phantom 4 Drone

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The Appalachian Trail is one of the world's most hiking trails.  It run, more or less uninterrupted, all the way from northern Georgia to Maine.  That's a total run of about 3.5k km or around 2.2k mi., with the length varying a bit by season.  While the first section of the trail was built in New York (state) in the 1920's, and it's been significantly modified in the ensuing decades.  In this drone video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the trail at McAfee Knob, an odd-shaped geological formation in Roanoake County of western Virginia.

Tallulah Gorge, Georgia Mountains

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Tallulah Gorge - Georgia

JerzDrone

Check out this beautiful drone video of a famous river canyon in the mountains of northern Georgia, compliments of contributor JerzDrone.  Tallulah Gorge is formed by a river of the same name in the North Georgia Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain.  The canyon is 3 km (around 2 mi.) long and up to 300 meters (1k ft) deep, and features a series of waterfalls.  One of the official Seven Wonders of Georgia, the gorge and falls were used to film a portion of the classic 1972 thriller Deliverance. 

The Catskills' Minnewaska State Park

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Minnewaska State Park (Awosting Falls)

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Minnewaska State Park is a popular attraction in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, which are part of the great Appalachian chain.  It's a roughly 90 square km (around 30 square mi.) preserve in Ulster County, not far from the state capital of Albany.  The park was formed after the state of New York bought the land from a private owner in the 1980's.  It was further expanded in the mid-1990's.  Check out this beautiful spot from above in this drone video by mbird1985.

Pittsburgh Hyperlapses

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Pittsburgh Night Hyperlapse-Timelapse 4K

Majestic

Is there anything better than a nighttime hyper-lapse of a sparkling city? Majestic brings us views of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as it glows through the lights of a buzzing city. See the U.S. Steel Tower, BNY Mellon Center, One PPG Place, 5th Avenue Place, Tower at PNC Plaza, and several of the city's numerous bridges spreading across the Ohio and Monongahela rivers light up the largest city of the USA's Appalachian region in this 4K aerial piece.

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