The Roanoke River in Virginia's Blue Ridge received outstanding third place recognition 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..."

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. You can read USA Today's article, "The 10 Best Places to go Paddling in North America in the City" online.