Plenty of Roanoke Region Locations Honored Among ‘Best of the Blue Ridge’

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Dozens of Roanoke Region sites, businesses, and events were selected by readers as “Best of the Blue Ridge” in the most recent edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors.

This recognition solidifies the Roanoke Region’s reputation as an outdoor recreation destination. More people are learning about the region thanks to accolades and recognition from around the country for its abundance of, and ease of access to, a plenty of outdoor resources.

Carvins Cove and the Blue Ridge Marathon were among the highlighted picks in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s annual online vote. The Roanoke Regional Partnership’s Director of Outdoor Branding, Pete Eshelman, was also honored as an Inspiring Outdoor Person.

In earlier voting, Roanoke was named Top Town in 2015.

Here are this year’s winners from the Roanoke Region. You can find the full voting from Blue Ridge Outdoors. 

  • Appalachian Trail
  • McAfee Knob
  • James River
  • Carvins Cove Trails
  • Smith Mountain Lake
  • Uttara Yoga 
  • Crabtree Falls
  • The River Rock
  • Parkway Brewing
  • Wasena City Tap House
  • Fleet Feet Roanoke
  • Walkabout Outfitters
  • Blue Ridge Marathon
  • Roanoke GO Fest
  • Wild Gear Chase
  • Texas Tavern
  • Jack Brown’s Burger Joint
  • Super Hero 5K
  • Sweet Donkey Coffee House
  • Pete Eshelman
  • Tyler Bowersock 
  • Chris Heslin
  • Gordon Wadsworth
  • Best place for singles to live
  • Best place to raise an outdoor family