PLYMOUTH, NH — The rest of the world is starting to recognize what Plymouth residents have long known—Plymouth is an exciting place to live, work, and go to school.
Citing the region’s many recreational opportunities National Geographic Adventure magazine has named Plymouth one of the 50 next great adventure towns in the United States in which to live.
“Life in Plymouth is like a master class in recreation,” wrote National Geographic journalist Sarah Tuff. “Wedged between Mount Washington Valley and the Granite State’s glittering lakes region, this college-meets-covered-bridge depot is home to the new White Mountain Exploration center, with instruction in ski touring, ice climbing, mountain biking, and rock climbing all run by Eastern Mountain Sports.”
“When classes aren’t in session, recess means kayaking the Pemigewasset River and exploring the 798,562-acre White Mountain National Forest.”
“And if working at Plymouth State University or the local hospital doesn’t entice you, high-tech and political posts are just 45 minutes south in Concord.”
In the article, “Where to Live + Play Now! The fifty next great adventure towns” Plymouth ranks fourth in the east region.
“Plymouth stood out because of its stunning location in New Hampshire,” said Tuff about Plymouth’s inclusion on the list. “We sought towns that not only have premier access to outdoor recreation and resources, but also forward momentum. New initiatives such as bike paths, outdoor centers, eco-friendly measures and more all played a role in helping us determine the 50 best places to live and play for National Geographic Adventure readers.”
Plymouth’s inclusion on the National Geographic 50 great adventure towns list isn’t the first time the community has been noted for its quality.
In April Plymouth was the featured New Hampshire Magazine cover story “Why Plymouth Rocks”
The 100 Best Small Towns In America (released in the mid 1990s) ranked Plymouth seventh out of 100 for its quality of life, beautiful location and outdoor recreation.
“Where to Live + Play Now! The fifty next great adventure towns” is in the September issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine, which is on newsstands now or available online at http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com