Linville Falls near the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, in early fall.

USA Today recently had their readers vote for their “10 best” campaign. One of those categories was “The Best Small Towns for Adventure”. And not one but two North Carolina towns made the top 10 list! And both are on opposite ends of the state, showcasing the true diversity North Carolina offers. Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors whether you enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, or something else. I was surprised at the top spot on this list, it was actually a town I had never heard of. Whereas the destination I would have guessed would have that spot came in at number 8.

The other thing that surprised me, is that as someone who is not that into outdoor adventures I’ve been to a fair amount of these.  It’s not too late to plan your summer getaway and each of these small towns offers something unique to make it a fantastic option! Or as a handful are mountain towns there could be a good ski trip destination this winter. We’ve got multiple areas of the country covered as well, so whether you want to fly or drive one of these is doable!

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The Best Small Towns For Adventure

According to USA Today Readers