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Old 09-01-2011, 09:00 AM
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first name the best city for outdoor recreation and why

then

name the best town (100,000 pop or smaller)!


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Old 09-01-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Marquette, Michigan. An area with a true 4-seasons of activity.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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Lewisburg and Fayatteville, WV

Both held the title of America's coolest small town in the past 5 years!
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:23 AM
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For towns: Bozeman MT, Bend OR, Asheville NC, Boulder CO, Missoula MT, Sun Valley ID, etc etc
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Best major cities: Denver or Salt Lake City ( a varied 4 seasons of recreation in both)

Best towns: Asheville, NC or Burlington, VT ( ^^^ ditto)
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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That would be Boulder Colorado...
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Best major cities: Denver or Salt Lake City ( a varied 4 seasons of recreation in both)

Best towns: Asheville, NC or Burlington, VT ( ^^^ ditto)
You can do everything in Seattle and Portland that you can do in Denver or Salt Lake City in addition to access to far superior access to water related recreational opportunities. This goes for any of the major cities on the West Coast really.

As for small towns I'd say Bend, OR, Boulder, CO, and Asheville, NC all stack up well.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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With the exception of the west coastal cities, Boise is the outdoor recreation king of inland western cities. The amount of different outdoor activities that can be done in city limits is awesome, and other major cities in the West don't have the easy access to whitewater and wilderness like Boise does. The four seasons are very pronounced too.

For a smaller city under 100,000 places like Bend, Coeur d'Alene, Sun Valley, and Bozeman are hard to beat even for larger cities.

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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Moab, Utah. Love that place.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:16 AM
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You can do everything in Seattle and Portland that you can do in Denver or Salt Lake City in addition to access to far superior access to water related recreational opportunities. This goes for any of the major cities on the West Coast really.

As for small towns I'd say Bend, OR, Boulder, CO, and Asheville, NC all stack up well.
but unfortunately you get the RAIN in seattle and portland
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