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 Knoxville Wins Top Towns Contest

The wait is over! Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named Knoxville their 2015 Top (Big) Town in their annual online contest. The race was intense this summer as Knoxville competed against Durham, Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Charleston, West Virginia. The magazine hit newstands October 30 with the announcement. In addition to Knoxville, Roanoke (VA) was named Top Mid-Sized Town and Franklin (NC) was named Top Small Town.

The writer for Blue Ridge Outdoors stated, “…perhaps even more unique than the city’s close proximity to recreational resources is the vibe of present-day Knoxville, a feeling of progression and unity that can most aptly be described with one word: collaboration.”

Our Urban Wilderness had a big part in making this happen. Whether you want to hike, bike, paddle, or just enjoy nature, as the article says, “you might be surprised by what this Southern metropolis has to offer in the way of outdoor adventure.”

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