30 minutes in nature for 30 days straight. Are you up for the 30×30 Challenge?
Ontario Parks is challenging you to spend the month of August out in nature. Being in nature has a wide range of benefits to our physical and mental health. Spending quality time in nature is an opportunity to connect with your loved ones and Ontario’s beautiful natural environment.
By accepting the 30×30 challenge, you are committing to a healthy lifestyle in the outdoors!
Here are just some of the ways you can get your dose of Vitamin N this month:
2. Watch the sunset or sunrise
3. Climb to a lookout
4. Go for a trail run
6. Attend a Discovery Program
7. Try forest bathing
8. Play music
9. Stand-up paddleboard
11. Take a hike
12. Go for a swim
13. Nature photography
16. Find shapes in the clouds
18. Have a picnic
19. Play frisbee
20. Pause for some quiet contemplation
21. Read a book
22. Go to the beach
23. Play lawn games
24. Make a s’more
25. Walk your dog
26. Play cards
27. Have a campfire
28. Be a citizen scientist
29. Go stargazing
30. Go camping!
Find a park near you using the Park Locator.
Get outside to win!
Did you know you can win a season’s pass by completing the 30×30 Challenge?
Share a photo of yourself being active in a provincial park in August, and you could win a season’s pass!
All you have to do is use #30x30Challenge and tag @OntarioParks. Contest is open on Twitter and Instagram. Click here for full contest rules.
Why not challenge your loved ones to take the challenge with you? Taking the challenge with others will help you stay on track, and you can even take your nature time together!
The 30×30 Challenge is about making nature into a habit. By committing to being in nature for 30 minutes a day, you are committing to improving your health in the outdoors.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Ontario Parks supports Healthy Parks Healthy People, a worldwide movement that works to promote and understand the link between a healthy environment and healthy society.
This will be the fifth year Ontario Parks has offered the 30×30 Challenge. Participants can track their progress on social media using #30x30Challenge.
To learn more, visit the Ontario Parks website.