November 2020: The Top Adventure Towns Issue

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On the Cover: Adventure opportunities abound in Charlottesville, Va., the top medium-size town winner of the 2020 Blue Ridge Outdoors’ top adventure towns contest. Photo by Robert Radifera


Quick Hits
How the war on Asian carp, an invasive species pervasive in the Southeast, could falter due to COVID-19.

The Goods
We’ve got gift ideas for the gear lover in your life.

Trail Mix
Take a listen to the sounds of emerging artists from the Blue Ridge and beyond.

An avid whitewater boater appreciates the calm seclusion of a Low Country creek.


Q&A with Jordan Jonas
BRO chats with the winner of reality TV series Alone about surviving 77 solo days in the Arctic and living in Virginia.

Top Adventure Towns
For the 10th straight year, our readers selected the best outdoor hubs in the Blue Ridge.

Cold-Weather Casting
The chilly months at the end of the year offer new opportunities for trout fishing.

Fighting Fire with Fire
Prescribed burns are used throughout the Southeast to manage vegetation and restore habitat.

Higher Learning
A visit to an outdoor school in the Tennessee mountains gives an avid explorer new perspective on adventure.

Skiing During a Pandemic
With COVID-19 cases still rising, find out what resorts are doing to make slopes safer.

Special Sections

Gear Up 2020
Top Picks for Great Gear

Go Outside and Play
Turnkey itineraries for the perfect 24- or 48- hour getaways.


Gear Up 2020 Giveaway!

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