Talk:Appalachian Mountains

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This is a sprawling area, and not a particularly useful travel article. Could we move it to Appalachia and focus more narrowly on the cultural region that entails? I think it's worth having an extra-hierarchical article on said region, because it is such a coherent and interesting travel region. I think a more naturally cohesive area to describe would be the parts of the mountains in the north of Georgia through Pennsylvania inclusive. --Peter Talk 16:15, 16 September 2012 (CEST)

Canada, really?[edit]

I don't think this article is or should be about Canada. The furthest north I'd extend the Appalachians is part of Western New York. The Laurentians are a different, older landform in a different region and should be covered as appropriate in a different article.

If you disagree, please state your case for why the Appalachians are in any sense part of Canada in a way that's relevant to travellers. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:00, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

The Laurentians are not geologically part of the Appalachians. If they're covered in this article, they shouldn't be. However, as a completely separate entity, the Appalachians (and the International Appalachian Trail) do extend north into Canada, specifically northwestern New Brunswick, the Gaspé Peninsula, and (depending on how technical you want to get) Western Newfoundland. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:16, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
The Appalachian Trail extends into Canada? I didn't know that. Where does it go after the American part of it ends? Also, how technical do we want to get? To what extent are the Adirondack, Green, White and Speckled Mountains thought of as part of Appalachia,rather than as separate, more eastern mountains? I think of the Alleghenies in Western York as part of the Appalachians, but not the Green Mountains of Vermont. And in Canada, is the mountain range most commonly called the Appalachians, or something else? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:46, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
More about Canada: Montreal and Quebec City are now included as "Appalachian" cities. Surely, that's incorrect, as they are St. Lawrence River Valley cities. Maybe Sherbrooke is close enough to mountains to belong? Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:06, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
From w:Sherbrooke: "Mont-Bellevue Park, a large park in the city, is used for downhill skiing." So it's a mountain city and probably does belong. But I don't think Mont Royal makes Montreal an Appalachian city. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:15, 10 January 2020 (UTC)