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May 3 - October 31, 2021

Healthy Hikes is an annual health and wellness initiative presented by Conservation Ontario. This year, Healthy Hikers can boost their health by stepping into nature from May 4th to October 31st!

Each year, Ontarians are encouraged to energize their mind and boost their health by stepping into nature. Typically, we would suggest you step into nature at any of Ontario’s nearly 300 Conservation Areas, but as we all know 2020 is not a typical year. For that reason, we hope Healthy Hikers can step into nature where they live, while safely following social distancing guidelines. By doing our part, we can all be back to enjoying Ontario’s beautiful Conservation Areas as soon as possible!

Visit: Get outside where you live

Snap: Snap a fun selfie or nature image

Share: Using one of our hashtags

#StepIntoNature   #StepIntoYourBackyard   #HealthyHikes   #PhysicalDistancing   #SocialDistancing   #InThisTogether

Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are natural lands that are owned and managed by Conservation Authorities. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers, and streams as well as wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, and forests just waiting to be explored.