- from U.S. Landscapes
Let’s begin your journey on the East Coast of the United States, where the Atlantic Ocean's western edge laps at the shores of the coastal plain.
The coastal plain is the area of low land that lies along an ocean's coast. This land is at sea level, which is the same height as the ocean's surface. Heading west, the land rises as it becomes the Piedmont, the hills east of the Appalachian Mountains. Between the sea and these mountains, you'll discover all sorts of different landscapes. As you take the first step of your journey, you can feel the ocean breeze on your face.