ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – There’s certainly a lot of outdoors fun in and around the Roanoke Valley.

There’s hiking, fishing, golfing, boating…Speaking of boating, Roanoke – or more specifically the Roanoke River – is being highlighted in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for being one of the best kayaking destinations in the country!

The Roanoke River Blueway, as it’s known, offers a stellar combination of recreation opportunities and kayaking is one of the area’s favorites.

Besides the Roanoke River, there are other kayaking destinations that are featured in the USA Today Readers’ Choice including:

  • Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston Harbor Islands in Boston, MA
  • Charles River in Cambridge, MA
  • Chicago River in Chicago, IL
  • Clark Fork River in Missoula, MT
  • Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH
  • Hudson River in New York City
  • Inner Harbour in Victoria, BC
  • James River in Richmond, VA
  • Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX
  • Lake Union in Seattle, WA
  • Milwaukee River, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN
  • Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
  • Rideau Canal in Ottawa, ON
  • St. Augustine Harbor in St. Augustine, FL
  • Tennessee River in Chattanooga, TN
  • Willamette River in Portland, OR
  • Winter Park Chain of Lakes in Winter Park, FL

You can cast your vote for your favorite kayaking spot by clicking here.

As of this writing, The Roanoke River is ranking at #3, behind the James River in Richmond and the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

Voting ends on Monday, April 11. The winners will be announced on Friday, April 22.