Adventure Towns 2007
Best Places to Live + PlayNational Geographic Adventure announces this year's top 50 adventure towns, state-by-state. Text by Dan Koeppel
For our September 2007 issue, contributing editor Dan Koeppel spent months tracking down and compiling a list of this year's top adventure towns. With an ideal mix of terrain, activity, and opportunity, each of the action hubs he found could inspire a complete and total life change.
Here's our first ever guide to the best mountain, urban, coastal, wilderness, and small towns in every state, where you can live the adventure dream daily.
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Wilderness | Small Towns | Mountains | Waterfront | Cities
Top Wilderness Towns: Read more >>
Homer, Alaska - Hot Spot* >>
Medora, North Dakota
St. George, Utah - Hot Spot >>
Top Small Towns: Read more >>Spearfish, South Dakota - Hot Spot >>
Iowa City, Iowa
Fayetteville, West Virginia - Hot Spot >>
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Chatsworth, New Jersey
Hot Spring, Arkansas
Top Mountain Towns: Read more >>Bishop, California - Hot Spot >>
Hanover, New Hampshire
Hood River, Oregon
Boone, North Carolina
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
New Paltz, New York - Hot Spot >>Top Waterfront Towns: Read more >>Waimea, Hawaii - Hot Spot >>
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Newport, Rhode Island
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Beaufort, South Carolina
Top Cities: Read more >>
Chicago, Illinois - Hot Spot >>
Overland Park, Kansas
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hot Spot* - See extended coverage of these noteworthy towns in our September issue.
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