Blue Ridge Outdoors announces 48 finalists for its fourth annual Top Towns Reader Contest

The Blue Ridge boasts dozens of towns with vibrant outdoor scenes and access to world-class adventure. Here is your chance to select your three favorites.

Editors and readers have narrowed the field to 48 contenders, listed below. They are mountain biking meccas, whitewater oases, climbing paradises, and hiking nirvanas. You can vote for the top outdoor town in three categories: large town (population 100,000+), medium town (population 10,000 – 100,000), and small town (population less than 10,000).

The first round of voting runs through August 16. Subsequent rounds of voting will conclude September 13, and the three winning towns will be featured in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

Which will be crowned the top towns? You decide. Vote now!