The Roanoke River is one of twenty rivers currently in the running to land a spot on the USA Today Readers' Choice "10Best Urban Kayaking Spots" list. The following is an excerpt from the Roanoke River's nomination:

"Roanoke sits in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge, making it an excellent base for outdoor recreation. The 45-mile Roanoke River Blueway offers easy paddling for much of its length..."

You can vote online for the Roanoke River daily through February 15 at noon. USA Today will reveal voters' "10Best Urban Kayaking Spots" on February 26, 2021.