Top Adventure Town Tour

This is Blue Ridge Outdoors’ seventh annual Top Adventure Town contest sponsored by Blue Mountain Brewery. The contest began with 48 contenders spanning small towns to large cities. There were mountain biking meccas, paddling paradises, hiking nirvanas, and much more. Some are long established while others are quickly growing on the radar of their readers and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Previous contest champions were among the contenders, including Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hot Springs, North Carolina, and Franklin, North Carolina. Celebrated outdoor towns like Asheville, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, and Roanoke, Virginia, also received a hefty share of votes.

In the end, three towns came out on top with Cumberland snagging the 1st runner-up award.

184.5 miles of adventure from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland! Hiking and biking along the towpath are excellent ways to see the park.
Chosen by National Geographic as one of the Top Fall Trips In The World, the Great Allegheny Passage hiking and biking trail links to the C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, creating a continuous, off-road trail experience 334 miles from Washington, D.C. to
Green Ridge is full of opportunities for the adventurous including a challenging and scenic mountain biking trail; canoeing, kayaking, and angling on the Potomac River; and backpacking on a 24-mile hiking trail with new Adirondack-style shelters.
Rocky Gap State Park offers year-round activities for nature lovers on 3,000 acres of rugged mountain beauty.