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Sail Georgian Bay

There's a reason yachties flock to Lake Huron's Georgian Bay: It's considered the best cruising water in the world after the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, thanks to 30,000 islands, consistent...

Canoe Algonquin Provincial Park

It would take a lifetime to explore Ontario's Algonquin Provincial ParkĀ—the area, three hours north of Toronto, has 1,500 lakes and nearly two million acres of forest. But since you don't have...

Paddle Pukaskwa

With sandy beaches and sheltered coves, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, on Lake Superior's southwest shore, is a welcoming place to launch a sea kayak. The opposite side of the lake? Not...

The Wildest Mountain-Bike Race on Earth

A MAN IN A BORAT UNITARD RIDES past me like some sort of gravity-defying, sexually perverted superhero, easily climbing the rocky Northern California incline up which I'm...

America's Best Cities: Cincinnati, Ohio

KEY STATS 2.1 million: Population (metro)$106,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade1 million: Pounds of goetta a German dish consisting of pork,...

America's Best Cities: Portland, Oregon

KEY STATS 2.2 million: Population (metro)$248,000: Median home priceA: Multisport grade2 million: Number of volumes at Powell's, the largest bookstore in...

America's Best Cities: Austin, Texas

KEY STATS 1.6 million: Population (metro)$182,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade92: Number of annual music festivals held in town...

America's Best Cities: Atlanta, Georgia

KEY STATS 5.3 million: Population (metro)$115,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade 0:Net carbon emissions generated by the Corner, a part of...

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