Florence, Oregon takes second place
These 10 towns might be small – each has a population of fewer than 25,000 people – but they're big on outdoor adventure, from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and rock climbing.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Small Town for Adventure are as follows:
- Marquette, Mich.
- Florence, Ore.
- Watkins Glen, N.Y.
- Sedona, Ariz.
- Jim Thorpe, Penn.
- Everglades City, Fla.
- North Conway, N.H.
- Blowing Rock, N.C.
- Bar Harbor, Maine
- Jackson Hole, Wyo.
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Deborah Fallows (Our Towns: A 100,000 Journey into the Heart of America), Eric Grossman, Anna Hider (Roadtrippers), Gerrish Lopez and Chelle Koster Walton were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in the United States.
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