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CA: Nearly half of Americans participated in outdoor recreation

(April 21, 2017) -- Nearly half of all Americans, 48.6 percent of the population ages six and up, participated in at least one outdoor recreational activity in 2016. That equates to 144 million participants, who went on a total of 11 billion outdoor outings.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Nearly half of all Americans, 48.6 percent of the population ages six and up, participated in at least one outdoor recreational activity in 2016. That equates to 144 million participants, who went on a total of 11 billion outdoor outings.

These findings are part of the Outdoor Foundation’s 2017 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report, which provides an overview of American participation trends in outdoor recreation with a focus on youth, young adults and the future of the outdoors.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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