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Oregon, Washington ranked in Top 5 states
Oregon and Washington ranked highly in a listing 1 of the country’s most “outdoorsy” states, according to the website retale.com. The site claims to have run the numbers and Oregon and Washington came out ranked No. 4 and No. 5 in the country, respectively.

What are the numbers that count? Well such things as the number of recreational hiking trails. Or the number of campgrounds, or the number of fly fishing waters or the number of locations toe rock climb or to take sailing lessons.

California came in No. 1, followed by New York and Pennsylvania at No. 2 and 3.

So how did Oregon and Washington achieve their high rankings? Here’s what the website had to say about the two states:

Oregon

“Whether you are an ocean or mountain person, relaxed hiker or extreme sports enthusiast, you’ll find what calls you to nature in Oregon. You don’t have to venture far to observe wildlife, find a secluded bay for paddling, or wander deep into a forested trail. The Beaver State is world renowned for its rich landscape of forests, mountains and beaches stretching along the Pacific Northwest. Canon Beach, Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor offer endless outdoor-lovers\\\\\\\' activities year-round, including hiking, skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, rafting, and sailing. Coastal Oregon offers the second most number of hang-gliding schools, REI stores, and state parks across the country. Furthermore: it offers the fourth highest number of recreation hiking trails and campgrounds.”

Washington

“The Evergreen State is no surprise on our list, where the diverse landscape is rich with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Washington State is home to the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains, where visitors and residents can enjoy the natural beauty that Washington has to offer. Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful hike through an old-growth forest or hardcore mountain climbing, Washington’s mountains have everything to offer. Not to mention, the state has 3,000 miles of coastline with the amazing scenic views, freshwater lakes, and glacier-fed rivers. Washington offers the highest number of state parks, and boasts the sixth highest number of sailing schools and campgrounds. Furthermore, it has the fourth highest number of REI stores across the states. “
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