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Enjoy Rural America

Root vegetables on a table at a Farmers Market
Find resources to inspire and guide your exploration of rural areas through farmers markets, outdoor recreation, fairs and festivals, and Main Street shopping.

United States Department of Agriculture.

A current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. Fill in your zip code to find one near you.


Recreation.Gov is "a one-stop shop for inspiration and ideation, trip planning, information sharing, and reservations". Find "tools and tops to discover new adventures" and locate and reserve national recreational areas online.

Smithsonian Institution.

"Museum on Main Street empowers people to embrace their history and uncover their community’s stories.  In 2011, we began collecting those stories about life in small towns and rural communities across America."

Farm Stay U.S.A.

Launched with a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant, Farm Stay U.S.A. offers guides for farmers and travelers to learn more about farm stays. Use the site to find a farm stay or become a member to market your farm.