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Enjoy Rural America

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the West Lawn of Capitol Hill. (Photo credit: David Kosling, USDA)Use this resource to explore rural areas through outdoor recreation, fairs and festivals, farmer markets, local cultural heritage or Main Street shopping.  There is something for everyone, so Enjoy Rural America.


Recreation.Gov helps you locate and reserve national recreational areas online. That means the Winter season in rural America just got easier.

DOT. Federal Highway Administration.

"Take to the Roads" and explore Scenic Byways in rural America. Use this site to locate your next road trip.

United States Department of Agriculture.

Agricultural Marketing Service works to maintain a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. Fill in the form to search for one near you.

USDA. The People's Garden Initiative.

Get Gardening - An easy way to stay active and enjoy rural America!  Get take away tips from the USDA's People's Garden.

Smithsonian Institution.

Get the App that is a collection of "stories about small-town American life."   You can browse and read the stories or add your own story to the collection.