The Best "Adventure Towns" in the U.S.

Outside Magazine compiles their top 25 U.S. towns for outdoor adventure. Considered alongside the availability of great kayaking and biking were stats like percentage of college graduates and cost of living.
August 26, 2010, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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In the end, Outside's staff boiled the decision down to two questions:

"Would we be excited to move there? And can you walk-not drive-from your home and, a few minutes later, engage in the sport you love most?"

Best in the West, according to Outside? Boise, Idaho, chosen for its 2,000 acres of parks and 25-mile greenbelt. "There's also a healthy triathlon community and a robust road-biking scene."

Interestingly, the commenters all agree- no one has a bad word to say about Boise -- unlike runner-up Grand Marais Minnesota/Michigan, which one commenter says has "Mosquitoes the size of pigeons and black flies big as turkeys for months" and "bad beer."

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Published on Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Outside Magazine
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