Duluth leading Asheville in Outside magazine 'best outdoors town' contest
Duluth holds a large lead over Asheville, N.C., in the latest round of voting in Outside magazine's annual "best outdoors towns" competition. As of mid-morning Friday - midway through Round 5 - Duluth had about 20,250 votes to about 7.400 for Ash...
Duluth holds a large lead over Asheville, N.C., in the latest round of voting in Outside magazine’s annual “best outdoors towns” competition.
As of mid-morning Friday - midway through Round 5 - Duluth had about 20,250 votes to about 7.400 for Asheville. Voting closes at 10:59 p.m. Sunday.
If Duluth advances to the final round against the other Round 5 winner - Provo, Utah, or Ithaca, N.Y. - there will be a seven-day voting period ending June 15.
Duluth beat Columbia, Mo.; Athens, Ohio; La Crosse, Wis.; and then Minneapolis in head-to-head competition in the first four rounds of the contest. The city's outdoor assets are being touted by an active social media campaign, with a “VoteDuluth” tag being used on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To vote and to see the current standings, go to voteduluth.com, which directs people to the Outside magazine ballot.
The outdoors and adventure-oriented magazine’s annual “best place to live in America” winner is being chosen by online voting this year, with 64 communities starting head-to-head competition last month.