Reader Favorites: 20 Most Mentioned Destinations

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Need some ideas for your next vacation? Got plans for the weekend’s adventuring? Look no further than our top 20 list of the most mentioned destinations in B.R.O. We may cover these places frequently in the pages of the mag, but there’s definitely good reason for it. Take a Sunday drive and catch the early blooms of Spring along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trek up on the A.T. and soak in the 360-degree views on Max Patch. Rope up and climb on at the area’s most quality and diverse rock climbing crags that are tucked away in the expansive cliff lines at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

The options are endless, as are the adventures. Grab your bags and start packing. It’s time to hit the road.

Click on the destination to read more about it.


  1. Blue Ridge Parkway
  2. Appalachian Trail
  3. Gauley River
  4. New River Gorge
  5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  6. Shenandoah National Park
  7. Green River
  8. Linville Gorge
  9. Canaan Valley
  10. Mountains to Sea Trail
  11. Old Rag
  12. Max Patch
  13. Cold Mountain/Shining Rock Wilderness
  14. Dolly Sods
  15. Great Falls
  16. Mount Mitchell
  17. Mount Rogers
  18. Nantahala River
  19. Red River Gorge
  20. Chattooga River

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