CLIFTON FORGE, Va. (WDBJ7) Folks gathered at Jack Mason's Tavern in Clifton Forge to learn that the town was selected the top adventure town in the small town category in Blue Ridge Outdoor's recent Top Adventure Towns contest.
"The town is really on an amazing comeback, and people that come through it see it," said pub co-owner Wendy Hudler. "They used to come through and it was empty and there were no cars on the street, and now we have plenty of cars and people coming specifically to enjoy Douthat State Park and hiking and boating and the beach."
Over 55,000 votes were submitted as their readers narrowed down their choices to the top three: large town, mid-sized town,and small town.
Clifton Forge was selected the top adventure town in the small town category.