Recreational kayak touring in Eklutna Lake, Chugach State Park, Alaska
Michael DeYoung—age fotostock
August 16, 2015

Can a city slicker with a camping addiction ever really have it all? In our Best Cities for Outdoor Lovers, we set out to find urban places that offered the best of the nature nearby. We ranked cities based on their access to green spaces, percentage of the population that is at least moderately physically active, and their proximity to camp sites, ski resorts, and golf courses, with the most weight given to green space access and physical fitness. Limited to one place per state.—Michaela Ross

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