Top Adventure Towns:

What are the best outdoor meccas
in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast?

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine announces 100 finalists in four
categories for its TENTH annual Top Adventure Towns Contest.

Vote for Blowing Rock in the Tiny Towns category and for Boone in the Medium Towns category starting August 7 by visiting: https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/toptowns/

The Mid-Atlantic and Southeast boast many towns with vibrant outdoor scenes and access to
world-class adventure. In August and September our readers will select their favorites to
ultimately crown the region’s best towns for outdoor adventure.

The Blue Ridge Outdoors team narrowed the field to 100 contenders for the tenth annual Top
Adventure Towns Contest, brought to you by River Expeditions They are mountain biking
meccas, whitewater oases, climbing paradises, hiking nirvanas, booming craft beer epicenters,
and live music hubs.

Starting August 7th, readers will select the top outdoor town in four categories: large town
(population 75,001+), medium town (population 16,001 – 75,000), small town (population 3,001
- 16,000), and tiny town (population less than 3,000).

The four winning towns will be featured in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors
Magazine.

“Outdoor adventure is the lifeblood of this region, boosting economic opportunities and enabling
healthier lifestyles in towns across the Blue Ridge,” says editor-in-chief Jedd Ferris. “We’re
hoping that our readers will once again rally around their favorite outdoor towns and help us
showcase the region’s best destinations for adventure and accompanying culture.”

For more information, contact associate publisher Katie Hartwell at 434-817-2755 x 25 /
katie@blueridgeoutdoors.com or editor-in-chief Jedd Ferris at jedd@blueridgeoutdoors.

The 100 finalists in the adventure towns contest include:

TINY
Berkeley Springs, WV
Blowing Rock, NC
Bryson City, NC
Cape Charles, VA
Cherokee, NC
Damascus, VA
Dandridge, TN
Davis, WV
Fayetteville, WV
Floyd, VA
Hayesville, NC
Helen, GA
Hot Springs, NC
Hot Springs, VA
Lake Lure, NC
Landrum, SC
Marlinton, WV
Mars Hill, NC
McHenry, MD
Monterey, VA
Old Fort, NC
Shepherdstown, WV
St. Paul, VA
Sylva, NC
Townsend, TN

SMALL
Abingdon, VA
Bedford, VA
Brevard, NC
Clifton Forge, VA
Elizabethton, TN
Elkin, NC
Franklin, NC
Hendersonville, NC

Leonardtown, MD
Lewisburg, WV
Lexington, VA
London, KY
Luray, VA
Marion, NC
Mathews, VA
Morehead, KY
Norton, VA
Prestonsburg, KY
Somerset, PA
Summersville, WV
Thurmont, MD
Travelers Rest, SC
Walhalla, SC
Waynesville, NC
Woodstock, VA

MEDIUM
Auburn, AL
Beckley, WV
Boone, NC
Bowling Green, KY
Bristol, VA/TN
Chapel Hill, NC
Charlottesville, VA
Cumberland, MD
Elizabethtown, KY
Evans, GA
Frankfort, KY
Frederick, MD
Fredericksburg, VA
Greenville, SC
Hagerstown, MD
Harrisonburg, VA
Johnson City, TN

Martinsburg, WV
Morganton, NC
Morgantown, WV
Spartanburg, SC
St. Charles, MD
State College, PA
Winchester, VA
Woodstock, GA

LARGE
Alexandria, VA
Arlington, VA
Asheville, NC
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Birmingham, AL
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Chesapeake, VA
Columbia, SC
Columbus, GA
Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Knoxville, TN
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Lynchburg, VA
Macon, GA
Pittsburgh, PA
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC

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