101 Best Outdoor Towns: Unspoiled Places to Visit, Live & Play

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A unique guide for the millions of American urban dwellers and suburbanites seeking quick getaways to small, breathtaking locales where there are pulse-quickening activities but a slower pace of life.
Grab your gear; pack your bags and beat the developers to 101 of the greatest places left for living, visiting and playing—outdoor towns where you can still eat breakfast at a local diner; play all day in a gorgeous, natural setting; find ...
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Overview

A unique guide for the millions of American urban dwellers and suburbanites seeking quick getaways to small, breathtaking locales where there are pulse-quickening activities but a slower pace of life.
Grab your gear; pack your bags and beat the developers to 101 of the greatest places left for living, visiting and playing—outdoor towns where you can still eat breakfast at a local diner; play all day in a gorgeous, natural setting; find microbrews and comfort food; and flop yourself into bed at a family-run lodge.
Tuff and Melville look far and wide to identify these places that have fresh vitality without having been overrun with fourth-home buyers and resort developments. These are places where you'll want to visit and just maybe stay on. 101 Best Outdoor Towns includes information about the towns, their history and all the things there are to do—as well as lodging and dining information. You'll even find each town's "stay" factor for just how livable and affordable the place might be for the long-term.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507669
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/4/2007
  • Series: 101 Best... Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 516,154
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Tuff is a former editor of Men's Journal and has written numerous annual round-ups for top adventure for National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and Best Life, among others. She lives in Burlington, VT.

Greg Melville is a former editor of Men's Journal and has written numerous annual round-ups for top adventure for National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and Best Life, among others. He lives in South Burlington, VT.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xv
The Northeast     1
Cornwall, Connecticut     3
Bethel, Maine     6
Kingfield, Maine     10
Southwest Harbor, Maine     14
Lenox, Massachusetts     19
Williamstown, Massachusetts     23
Jackson, New Hampshire     27
Peterborough, New Hampshire     32
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire     36
Lake Placid, New York     40
New Paltz, New York     45
Tiverton, Rhode Island     50
East Burke, Vermont     53
Middlebury, Vermont     57
Montpelier, Vermont     61
Newport, Vermont     66
The Middle Atlantic     71
Milford, Delaware     73
Crisfield, Maryland     76
St. Michaels, Maryland     80
Milford, Pennsylvania     84
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania     88
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania     92
Damascus, Virginia     96
Staunton, Virginia     100
Davis, West Virginia     104
Fayetteville, West Virginia     108
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia     112
Slatyfork, West Virginia     117
The South     121
Alexander City, Alabama     123
Mena, Arkansas     127
Apalachicola, Florida     131
Cedar Key, Florida     135
Ellijay, Georgia     139
Oxford, Mississippi     143
Boone, North Carolina     148
Brevard, North Carolina     152
Bryson City, North Carolina     156
Edenton, North Carolina     160
Beaufort, South Carolina     164
Gatlinburg, Tennessee     169
Alpine, Texas     174
Fredericksburg, Texas     179
The Midwest/Plains     185
Carbondale, Illinois     187
Cadillac, Michigan     191
Petoskey, Michigan     195
Saugatuck, Michigan     200
Bemidji, Minnesota     204
Brainerd, Minnesota     208
Ely, Minnesota     212
Lanesboro, Minnesota     216
Stillwater, Minnesota     220
Rolla, Missouri     224
Medora, North Dakota     228
Spearfish, South Dakota     232
Bayfield, Wisconsin     237
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin     242
Hayward, Wisconsin     246
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin     251
The Rockies     255
Alamosa, Colorado     257
Fruita, Colorado     262
Gunnison, Colorado     266
Salida, Colorado     270
Silverton, Colorado     275
Driggs, Idaho     280
McCall, Idaho     284
Sandpoint, Idaho     288
Livingston, Montana     292
Red Lodge, Montana     296
West Yellowstone, Montana     301
Whitefish, Montana     306
Heber City, Utah     311
Moab, Utah     315
Cody, Wyoming     319
Saratoga, Wyoming     323
Sheridan, Wyoming     327
The West     331
Jerome, Arizona     333
Springerville, Arizona     337
Williams, Arizona     341
Arcata, California     345
Bishop, California     349
Downieville, California     354
June Lake, California     358
Truckee, California     362
Wrightwood, California     366
Elko, Nevada      370
Cloudcroft, New Mexico     374
Silver City, New Mexico     378
Taos, New Mexico     382
Astoria, Oregon     386
Hood River, Oregon     391
Sisters, Oregon     396
Eastsound, Washington     400
Port Townsend, Washington     404
Winthrop, Washington     408
Alaska and Hawaii     413
Girdwood, Alaska     415
Haines, Alaska     419
Homer, Alaska     423
Kenai, Alaska     428
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii     431
Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii     436
Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii     440
Top Towns     443
Index     445
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