Where’s the most scenic waterfall?

The best bike shop, or most knowledgeable whitewater guides?

Now’s the time to cast your vote in the 2018 Best of the Blue Ridge competition, and several Mountain State nominations are in the running.

But don’t waste any time.

Voting on this year’s finalists ends Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Competition is stiff, since there are 10 states in the coverage area extending from Georgia to West Virginia.

In short, it’s the best of the best outdoors: destinations, personalities, events, outdoor businesses and off-the-beaten path experiences.

“Our Best of the Blue Ridge ballot includes 75 award categories, including best outdoor shop, ski resort and brewery.

They are the largest and most prestigious outdoor awards in the Southeast,” according to its Facebook page.

Login or sign up to vote on the Facebook page or www.blueridgeoutdoors.com.

West Virginia has previously won big in the voting.

Winning destinations have included the Greenbrier River Trail, which runs for 78 miles and offers hikers an opportunity to explore scenic sites like Watoga State Park, Seneca State Forest and the Monongahela National Forest.

The Gauley River has also been named the region’s premier padding river due to its big water, stunning cliffs and endless challenges.

Climbing crag honors have gone to the New River Gorge which also offers camping opportunities in the scenic area.

Snowshoe Mountain has fared well in the ski run category with its Cupp Run and Lower Shay’s Revenge having both been recognized.

Summersville Lake, built by the Army Corps of Engineers, offers more than 60 miles of shoreline, plenty of interesting rock formations and great fishing. As a result, it was named the best flatwater.

Dolly Sods Wilderness got top wilderness area billing, while Cranberry Wilderness received honorable mention.

Best place to play hooky outside is also the New River Gorge, while Fayetteville received honorable mention when it comes to the best place to raise an outdoor family.

And that’s only the beginning.

Now’s the time to make sure West Virginia is a big winner again.

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