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Camden, Maine! Skiing, snowshoeing and even toboggan racing in the winter. Hiking, sailing, swimming and kayaking in the summer. Camden Hills State Park has an amazing new shelter built on the foundation of an old ski lodge that was built by the CCC.
Posted by: hannah
05/11/2009 02:39 PM

Kernville, CA: Rugged Beautiful Southern Sierra High Desert Mountains, Wild
Posted by: Arturo
03/11/2009 04:35 PM

One place I would like to mention to you is Lake Elsinore CA. My wife and I lived there for about 2 1/2 years. It is near I-15. Lake Elsinore has a minor leage baseball team great places to eat. A short 10 minute drive up the mountain has many places to hike. you can get to the beach in under an hour. Skydive at the airport. A 3 hour drive to Vegas. Housing is super cheap, with about an hour commute to either LA or San Diego. The coolest was eating breakfast at the top of a mtn overlooking town
Posted by: Jason Woodard
23/10/2009 01:46 PM

Ouray Colorado (in the summer) -- a cozy little town surrounded by mountains - lots of hiking and not as touristy as silverton.
Posted by: Pete Finlay
19/10/2009 09:24 PM

I have lived in Ogden, UT and agree with it making the list. I now live in Ithaca, NY and think it should have made it. Great vibe, mountain biking cycling, restaurants. Maybe next time.
Posted by: Jake Veigel
08/10/2009 09:00 PM

El Paso, Texas, while mostly being associated with having nothing to do is in the middle of a cultural explosion. This, along with having Hueco Tanks and the southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains within its boundaries should be enough to pay this heartwarming city a visit.
Posted by: Alan De Anda
08/10/2009 12:14 PM

MACKINAW ISLAND, MI is the most beautiful place I've ever been to. There's lots to do, and the best part is, it's so peaceful since they don't allow cars on the island.
Posted by: Sereena
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07/10/2009 02:11 PM

Bend, Oregon is my favorite town. Superb mountain biking and road biking, plus fishing, mountain vistas, and skiing close by in the winter. People are awfully friendly as well. Great restaurants, fund downtown area, great for families and the senior set who has retired. Sunshine, no humidity, makes for perfect days.
Posted by: susan
30/09/2009 06:05 PM

Where is Chattanooga?
Posted by: explantchatty
29/09/2009 09:57 PM

Somebody didn't do their homework! Whitefish, Montana is an adventurers hub if there ever was one. Missoula and Red Lodge would barely make top ten in Montana.
Posted by: Dave Elliott
29/09/2009 06:53 PM

Somebody didn't do their homework! Whitefish, Montana is an adventurers hub if there ever was one. Missoula and Red Lodge would barely make top ten in Montana.
Posted by: Dave Elliott
29/09/2009 06:53 PM

St. Augustine, FL - whale watching, kayaking, pristine beaches
Posted by: Tony Martinez
29/09/2009 03:30 PM

St. Augustine, FL - whale watching, kayaking, pristine beaches
Posted by: Tony Martinez
29/09/2009 03:30 PM

I knew something was wrong when I saw LA on the list. I just moved up to Northern CA to get away from LA, and couldn't be happier. The only adventure you find in LA is trying to avoid the traffic herds and crazed stress cases. And the San Gabs are all but burnt now, so their only saving grace is gone. And those who say San G and San Jac count as LA are basically saying Whitney portal is a part of LA. This looks to me like it's based on the number of subscribers in a given area or something.
Posted by: Anonymous
29/09/2009 12:09 PM

Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a small town with a big outdoor crowd. I went to NMU there and it is outdoor heaven..(the whole UP is really) hiking
Posted by: Jen Merk
29/09/2009 09:48 AM

an FYI on your map. Bellingham is not located in the North Cascades - it's a coastal city. And everyone is welcome to come visit, but please don't take any more seats at Boundary Bay Brewery.
Posted by: Michael
28/09/2009 06:26 PM

I can't believe Chattanooga, TN is not on the list...!!!
Posted by: S Love
19/09/2009 11:24 AM

We moved to Bellingham, Washington from Ireland in 2006. We researched places to relocate for two years and this small city nestled between Seattle and Vancouver BC looked better and better with each glance. Our expectations were very high. But after three years in Bellngham, I can honestly say that it (and the entire Pacific Northwest) has not only met but exceeded them.
Posted by: Tom O'Leary
19/09/2009 03:10 AM

What kind of nonsense is this, to be an 'Adventure Town' one would think the town would at least have to be close to some interesting wilderness, 2/3 of these towns are not. This is joke.
Posted by: inboulder
18/09/2009 10:55 PM

This has to be the lamest, most stupid compilation ever. Annapolis, MD? PEORIA, IL??? SMYRNA, DELWARE???? Have you ever freaking BEEN to Smryna? (I have...)
Posted by: JHF
18/09/2009 10:17 PM

100 cities chosen and Lake Tahoe (or any city around it), not on the list? FAIL. 8 ski resorts for the winter, a giant beautiful lake in the summer.. hiking, golfing, everything else.. massive FAIL.
Posted by: Joe Trip
18/09/2009 09:03 PM

100 cities chosen and Lake Tahoe (or any city around it), not on the list? FAIL. 8 ski resorts for the winter, a giant beautiful lake in the summer.. hiking, golfing, everything else.. massive FAIL.
Posted by: Joe Trip
18/09/2009 09:03 PM

I cannot believe that Durango, Colorado didn't make the list. We hosted the first world mountain bike championships. We are famous for our kyaking, skiing (Durango Mountain resort), climbing, hiking and basically everything that was on the list. Additionally, Moab, Telluride, Wolf Creek and so much more is within a short 3 hour or less drive.

Frankly we should be in the top 5.
Posted by: Ian
18/09/2009 08:13 PM

I'm shocked that Chattanooga, TN, was overlooked in this piece. Chattanooga is regularly rated one of the top 3 best locations in the Southeast for outdoors activities given that it is completely surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes
Posted by: T
18/09/2009 07:20 PM

I'm shocked that Chattanooga, TN, was overlooked in this piece. Chattanooga is regularly rated one of the top 3 best locations in the Southeast for outdoors activities given that it is completely surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes
Posted by: T
18/09/2009 07:20 PM