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What is the most popular type of outdoor recreation in your area and where do you live?  In PDX, I'd say day hiking.

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I live in the Southeast where a great percentage of "outdoorsmen" are car campers at best and motor tourists at worst.  Car camping is popular because all the gear they need can be found at Walmart.

Nature Motor Loops, Cades Cove, Tail of the Dragon's Anus, the Cherohala Scarway---all these attract what I call the Rolling Couch Potatoes who love to get their nature fix but only when rolling.  They come out to the mountains in droves and the worst of them either love to race motorcycles thru the hills without mufflers or stop at a pull off and take dumps right by their cars and leave big wads of stained toilet paper.

I suppose these types are scattered across America.  The least popular type of outdoor rec in my neck of the woods is backpacking, which Praise Buddha keeps most of them away from my favorite camps.


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Central Oregon is basically "Outdoor Recreation". We have hundreds of lakes, tons of trails, rivers, multiple ski resorts, lots of biking areas, desert, mountains, rock climbing. I think the only thing we don't have is swamps and the ocean.

I couldn't tell you which one is the most popular. I'd take a wild guess at boating?


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Near Corpus Christi, TX it's mainly fishing and kayaking.  Kite boarding is picking up speed though.

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In my town, it has to be just plain exercise walking around town. "Urban hiking" if you will.  Nothing wrong with that.

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Fishing!  No doubt about it, fishing is the most popular outdoor recreation here on the Olympic Peninsula despite all the trails and ONP.

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I would guess that biking - given the sheer numbers on the roads - ranks up in popularity. I would hazard to gues fishing is also popular, but that could be my biased opinion.

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In central Alabama, I'd say hunting and fishing are the most popular types of outdoor recreation. With a bunch of lakes and rivers in the area, water sports such as skiing, boating and just plain ole swimming are also popular.

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I live in Colorado. 'nough said  :D

Definitely hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking everything outdoors. I foyu are asking for the single most favorite activity, I guess day hiking.


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It varies with time of year and particular location. In summer, with the influx of tourists, it may well be hiking. In autumn, I'd guess hunting. I don't know if snowmobiling is a favorite outdoor activity or outdoor inactivity, but it probably has more participation in a good winter.

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In the Houston area it's got to be beer drinking, maybe combined with hunting, fishing, boating, car camping, tailgateing, and beer drinking.

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I read somewhere that Houston was the hiking Mecca.

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I read somewhere that Houston was the hiking Mecca.

Yeah...I read that too.

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Apparently, the most popular thing to do in Syracuse is sit your fat @$$ in front of your TV, occasionally glancing out the window to bitch about how hot or cold it is outside. A distant second would be to sit on your porch, drink beer, and holler at people exercising.

Of those that actually move while outside, I'd say cycling and low-intensity hiking are the most popular. Hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling are also popular during their respective seasons.


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Hmm in Colorado it's probably day hiking. Favorite indoor activity is smoking bongs.
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http://www.outdoorfoundation.org/researc....ne.html

US participation 2012 ages 6+

52,187......Running/Jogging
39,232......Bicycling(Road/PavedSurface)
39,135......Fishing(Freshwater/Other)
34,545......Hiking(Day)
29,982......Camping(Within1/4MileofVehicle/Home)
22,999......WildlifeViewingMoreThan1/4MileFromHome/Vehicle
15,108......Camping(RV)
14,275......BirdwatchingMoreThan1/4MileFromHome/Vehicle
12,017......Fishing(Saltwater)
10,164......Hunting(Ri"e)
9,839......Canoeing
8,771......Backpacking
8,243......Skiing(Alpine/Downhill)
8,174......Hunting(Shotgun)
8,144......Kayaking(Recreational)
8,011......Snorkeling
7,714......Bicycling(Mountain/Non-PavedSurface)
7,351......Snowboarding
6,627......Skateboarding
6,012......Fishing(Fly)
6,003......TrailRunning
5,357......Skiing(Freestyle)
4,592......Climbing(Sport/Indoor/Boulder)
4,075......Hunting(Bow)
4,029......Snowshoeing
3,958......Sailing
3,690......Rafting
3,553......Hunting(Handgun)
3,348......Wakeboarding
3,307......Skiing(Cross-Country)
2,982......ScubaDiving
2,895......Surfing
2,766......Telemarking(Downhill)
2,446......Kayaking(Sea/Touring)
2,189......Climbing(Traditional/Ice/Mountaineering)
2,184......Triathlon(Traditional/Road)
2,175......Bicycling(BMX)
2,170......AdventureRacing
1,878......Kayaking(WhiteWater)
1,593......Boardsailing/Windsur!ng
1,542......StandUpPaddling
1,442......Triathlon(Non-Traditional/OffRoad)
1,409......KayakFishing


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Fornicating.

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Fishing -- seems like everyone fishes.  Some of those hunt and/or boat, but pretty much everyone I know around here fishes at least sometimes.  

(except me, of course)

And watching football: GEAUX TIGERS!!  And BEARS!!


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So Cal Summertime - going to the beach, or to a local creek/river/lake for the day
Winter - snowplay


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