The waterways and marshes of the Inner Banks set the scene for adventure
Note from 10Best: Someday, we’ll all be ready to pack our suitcases again and head out on our next adventures. In the meantime, we’ll keep supporting the places that inspire us.
These 10 towns might be small – each has a population of fewer than 25,000 people – but they’re big on outdoor adventure, from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and rock climbing.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Small Town for Adventure are as follows:
- Beaufort – North Carolina
- Fayetteville – West Virginia
- Ellicottville – New York
- Savanna – Illinois
- North Conway – New Hampshire
- Sitka – Alaska
- Avila Beach – California
- Spearfish – South Dakota
- Marquette – Michigan
- Telluride – Colorado
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning small towns!