Roanoke River in Virginia’s Blue Ridge wins third place for 2023 USA Today 10Best Contest Tuesday 28 February, 2023

Virginia’s Blue Ridge named a “Best Urban Kayaking Spot” for 3 years in a row

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlighted 10 best urban kayaking spots in the United States; They quoted, “You don’t have to leave the city to paddle in these places”.

After a four-week public competition among 20 total nominees, the Roanoke River in Virginia’s Blue Ridge took home third place in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for “Best Urban Kayaking Spot.”

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The Roanoke River’s unique proximity to downtown Roanoke as well as popular local parks, outfitters and trails, makes it an exciting metro mountain adventure in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. More than just a kayaking destination, the 45-mile blueway ranges from flatwater to Class II rapids as it flows through the region, offering tubing, fishing, birding and wildlife sightseeing nearly year-round.

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With its beautiful mountain setting and easy accessibility, the Roanoke River Blueway is a great way to experience the outdoors in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

Find out more and plan your metro mountain adventure to Virginia’s Blue Ridge today!

Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR), known as America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital, earned the “Top Large Adventure Town” title by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2020. The region continues to receive attention around the world as a must-visit metro mountain destination.

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