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30 minutes in nature for 30 days in a row. Are you up for the 30×30 Challenge?

Ontario Parks challenges you to spend the month of August in nature. Being in nature has a wide range of benefits for our physical and mental health. Spending quality time in nature is an opportunity to connect with loved ones and Ontario’s beautiful natural environment.

By taking the 30×30 challenge, you commit to living a healthy outdoor lifestyle!

Get outside!

Here are just a few of the ways you can get your dose of vitamin N this month:

1. Kayak

2. Watch the sunset or sunrise

3. Go up to a viewpoint

4. Go for a run

5. Cycling

6. Attend a discovery program

7. Try forest bathing

8. Play music

9. Stand Up Paddle Board

10. fish

11. Take a hike

12. Go swimming

13. Nature photography

14. canoe

16. Find shapes in the clouds.

17. Bird watching

18. Have a picnic

19. Play frisbee

20. Pause for quiet contemplation

21. Read a book

22. Go to the beach

23. Play lawn games

24. Make a s’more

25. Walk your dog

Dog on leash on trail

26. Play cards

27. Make a campfire

28. Be a citizen scientist

29. Go stargazing

30. Go camping!

The family sits around a campfire next to a tent

Find a park near you using the Park Locator.

Go outside to win!

Did you know you can win a season pass by completing the 30×30 Challenge?

Two people take selfie on the beach

Share a photo of yourself being active in a provincial park in August and you could win a season pass!

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All you have to do is use #30x30Challenge and tag @OntarioParks. The contest is open on Twitter and Instagram. Click here for full contest rules.

Challenge others

Why not challenge your loved ones to take on the challenge with you? Taking on the challenge with others will help you stay on track and you can even spend time together in nature.

Family eating watermelon

The 30×30 Challenge is about making nature a habit. By committing to being in nature for 30 minutes a day, you are committing to improving your outdoor health.

Healthy Parks Healthy People

Ontario Parks supports Healthy Parks Healthy People, a global movement working to promote and understand the link between a healthy environment and a healthy society.

This will be the fifth year Ontario Parks has offered the 30×30 Challenge. Participants can follow their progress on social media using #30x30Challenge.

For more information, visit the Ontario Parks website.