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Old 06-28-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I mean like *right* next to one!

I don't have a car but would love to live in a town where I could walk or shuttle to some serious backpacking country!

I know Eua Claire, WI has a great state long trail running through it.

And Ashland, OR supposively has a nice park that backs up to a very large and impressive state park. Or so i've heard...isn't there a trail that you can follow or something?

Anyway, places like that would be great!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:49 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles long and has the trail to go with it. Can't imagine living near it without a car though.
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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You can live in a park in the Catskills...

Catskill Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Estes Park, Colorado is the gateway to Rocky Mtn NP.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Mena, Arkansas is in the Ouachita National Forest.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: NC
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Harpers Ferry, WV -- the Appalachian Trail runs thru it or near it.. the town is part of the national park
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Hanover, New Hampshire. The Appalachian trail runs through Hanover.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Consider The North Country Trail. Not familiar with the eastern portions [Adirondacks and Finger Lakes Region, etc.] but it runs through some great national forests [the Chequamagon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin] in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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Damascus, VA. Appalachian Trail runs through town. Virginia Creeper bike trail runs through town also. Damascus is on the edge of Mt Rogers National Recreation area with hundreds of miles of other trails. Damascus is about 10 miles east of I-81 and the nearest (small) city is Bristol, VA-TN, about 12 miles southwest. Knoxville is an hour or so south on I-81.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Consider The North Country Trail. Not familiar with the eastern portions [Adirondacks and Finger Lakes Region, etc.] but it runs through some great national forests [the Chequamagon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin] in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Chequamagon is one cool place! There are a number of towns in Wisconsin that are very accessible to it. I think though, in northern Wisconsin, you would need a car. My mother is from that area, Butternut, WI, and my uncle still lives there.
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