As we're moving into spring and summer, I'm looking ahead at some good quality time spent hanging out by the Clark Fork River. Last summer was largely spent chilling on the beach, and I even got to float the river for the first time since I moved to Missoula. After a full winter with not much going on, I am very ready to enjoy some warm weather.

River Travel Magazine is an online magazine that specializes in talking about - you guessed - rivers! And every year, they hold an extensive poll, finding the best rivers in the country for various activities and different categories - outdoor sports, kayaking, food and drink nearby, camping, fishing, and all that kind of stuff.

This year, they've added even more categories, and the Clark Fork River in Missoula happened to snag a spot as one of the finalists! You can go to their website now and vote for the Clark Fork River in the category for "Best Riverfront Community." Missoula is definitely a river town, but we've got some stiff competition with the Missouri River, Deschutes River, Root River, and more. The way to win this thing is to get enough community support and cast those votes!

They'll be announcing the winners in all categories on April 12th, which gives you plenty of time to vote and get the word out. Do you think Missoula deserves the title of Best Riverfront Community in the country?

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