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Take the 30×30 Challenge!

During August, we challenge you to spend 30 minutes in nature for 30 days!

Tackle the Ontario Parks 30×30 Challenge!

Head outside to a green space and spend 30 minutes reconnecting with nature and improving your health. Nature can be as close as the park down the street or found in one of Ontario’s more than 300 provincial parks.

Register here for the 30×30 Challenge!

Why take the 30×30 Challenge?

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Nature plays an important role in human health. Spending time in nature can help reduce stress, improve your mood and even boost your immune system!   The evidence is clear; spending time in nature is good for your health.

But we’re spending less time in nature than previous generations. The 30×30 Challenge helps remind us to get outside.

Why register?

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By registering, you’re making a personal commitment to spending 30 minutes in nature each day. To keep you motivated, we’ll send you weekly email reminders.

Plus, you can help improve our scientific understanding of the link between time in nature and human health. You’ll have the option of joining a health survey being conducted by our research partners at Trent University.

Make nature a habit

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It takes at least 21 days to make something a habit. By accepting the 30×30 Challenge, you are taking the first step towards making nature a regular part of your life.

Thirty minutes in nature can be as simple as reading a book outside or as adventurous as hiking a lookout trail to an awesome view. The possibilities are endless!

Inspired by Ontario Parks

Aux Sables River WaterfallsFrom endless sandy shores to craggy rock cliffs, Ontario Parks has something for everyone. You can to spend your 30 minutes in a park close to home or one of the inspiring landscapes that Ontario Parks has to offer.

And those landscapes might be closer than you think! Check the Park Locator to find a park near you.

Beginning August 1, Ontario Parks will be sharing a daily inspirations online. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to catch up.

Want to share you own shots of your time in nature? Hashtag #30x30Challenge.

Ready to reconnect with nature and improve your health?

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How will you spend your 30 minutes each day?