For decades Americas national parks have been popular destinations for travelers of all ages and attendance numbers have been at near record highs even in recent years. But the National Park Service has begun to see a disturbing shift in the demographic of its visitors over the past decade or so, as young adults appear to have fled the parks en masse.
When the U.S. economy began its decline in 2008, National Parks saw increased visitors drawn by the promise of a good vacation at a great price.Everyone thought it was a good idea except, apparently, twentysomethings.
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