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RECREATION

Recreation opportunities abound at or near our top retirement cities and towns. This report shows the cities with the largest number of National Parks, Historical Sites, Military Parks, Campgrounds, etc. and State Parks within a 100-mile driving radius.

Annapolis and Hanover top the list with their proximity to the Washington National Mall and Memorial Parks in D.C.

Recreation
National Parks, State Parks, Campgrounds, etc.
    National      
  National Parks, Campgrounds, State Parks, Total GPTR
City/Town Sites, etc Forests, etc Sites, etc Points Rank
Annapolis, MD 68 37 17 295 1
Hanover, PA 64 15 17 239 2
South Lake Tahoe, CA 1 106 18 233 3
Reno, NV 0 103 6 212 4
Bishop, CA 5 96 1 208 5
Greenville, SC 9 74 10 185 6
Provo, UT 2 85 9 185 6
Vail, CO 5 84 1 184 8
Aspen, CO 4 78 6 174 9
Athens, GA 6 68 14 168 10
Park City, UT 3 74 10 167 11
Newport Beach, CA 6 64 14 160 12
Stamford, CT 28 8 58 158 13
Boulder, CO 2 70 7 153 14
Gatlinburg, TN 10 60 2 152 15
# of National Parks, Sites, etc. within approx 100 mile radius = 3 points each
# of National Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, etc. within approx 50 mile radius = 2 points each
# of State Parks, Sites, etc. within approx 50 mile radius = 1 point each





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