Asheville has been named one of the country’s Top 10 River Towns by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river nonprofit, and Outside magazine.

It’s time to vote for the #1 city – and you can help Asheville win that spot and a place on the cover of Outside for its 35th anniversary issue in October!

Criteria for the finalists included quality of life and an active recreational engagement with nearby waterways — kayaking, fishing, boating, walking and bike paths, and riverfront parks — and a positive environmental story. Voting is open until July 10.

Click HERE to vote for Asheville! (And then enjoy this video from our June 2012 paddle trip down the French Broad River!)