Connor Tarrant, 14, left, leaps over a frosty section of Bear Creek while playing with his friend Kodiak Kellogg, 14, near Kittredge Park on Jan. 27, 2020. The number of kids who recreate outside is declining, according to the 2019 Outdoor Participation Report. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Nearly half of Americans didn’t go outside to recreate in 2018. That has the outdoor industry worried.

Sobering statistics in the Outdoor Participation Report show even kids are staying inside. “We should really be concerned as a nation that we are becoming an indoor nation,” Outdoor Foundation boss Lise Aangeenbrug says.

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