Healthy By Nature! – Celebrating Health & Health Promotion Week

September 11th to 15th is Health and Health Promotion week in Ontario. 

23429MacGregor 20Point 1 2 3 4It’s an easy theme to celebrate in Ontario Parks, because our parks offer so many great physical adventures.  But did you realize there’s more to being healthy than just breaking a sweat while hiking or canoeing?  Here are some Ontario Parks activities that can help you nourish your body and soul:

Healthy Spirit
MacGregor Point Provincial Park – Wild for the Arts, September 15th & 16th
Celebrate nature as a source of inspiration for all things creative!  The schedule includes hikes, workshops, children’s activities and a studio tour.  Click here for more details.

The Pinery Provincial Park – Sunset Walk, September 9th
Stroll along the Lake Huron shoreline as you enjoy a spectacular autumn sunset.  Pre-register by calling (519) 243-8574.

Healthy Environment
The Pinery Provincial Park – Great Canadian Cleanup, September 16th
This annual event encourages the preservation of healthy shorelines around the world!  Walk along The Pinery’s sandy beach and help clean up litter from a busy season.  Visit the Friends of Pinery Park event page to learn more about to get involved.

Port Burwell Provincial Park – Hawk Migration
Witness this annual Fall Raptor Migration along Lake Erie every Sunday after Labour Day until October 9th.

Healthy Body
Frontenac Provincial Park – Take the Frontenac Challenge!
Hike all 160 kilometres of the park’s trail network between September 1st and October 31st.  For registration information visit the Friends of Frontenac Provincial Park website.

Sandbanks – Fall Getaway Fun Run, September 17th
Get moving and have some fun!  Take part in either a 5 km or 10 km run along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario.  Click here for details.

Don’t forget that there are all kinds of activities and attractions in our parks that promote being “Healthy by Nature” year round.  From natural heritage education programs to group facilities for healthy families and communities – Ontario Parks has it all.  For a complete listing of park events visit the Special Events page.

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