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Summer is around the corner...!

THIS ISSUE: We update you on next month's International Trails Day. We also announce several Upcoming Events that Hike Ontario is proud to sponsor and support. And as always, we reveal this month's Trail Photo Contest Winner.

As always, stay happy and healthy in the great outdoors, hikers. We wish you Happy Trails!

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International Trails Day

June 3, 2017

International Trails Day is a day dedicated to celebrate trails, their development, uses and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. For many years now North America has traditionally celebrated a trails day on the first Saturday in June.

To find one of many guided hikes taking place, be sure to check out our Member Clubs: hikeontario.com/about/member-clubs-associations/

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Healthy Hikes is an annual health and wellness initiative of Conservation Ontario and proudly sponsored by Hike Ontario.


Each year, Ontarians are encouraged to boost their health by stepping into nature at any of Ontario’s nearly 300 Conservation Areas from May to October.


This year, Healthy Hikers can boost their health by stepping into nature from May 2 - October 31!

#STEPINTONATURE IN THREE EASY STEPS:

• Visit a Conservation Area

• Snap a fun selfie or nature image

• Share it on social media using the hashtags #HealthyHikes & #StepIntoNature

Give your health a boost!


For more information or to register, please go to healthyhikes.ca

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O.R.T.A. Adventure Relay

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Adventure Relay is a team event in support of the Oak Ridges Trail Association. A fabulous 160km relay race, divided into 14 stages, including canoeing, biking and running legs, an amazing experience for Elite, Recreational and Corporate teams.

When? Saturday, June 10, 2017 – early bird registration available until April 30th

Where? The route runs from Rice Lake in the east across forest trails and country roads to the finish line in King City.

Who? Teams range from 2 to 15 members, everyone from veteran adventure racers to active recreational athletes looking for a brand new challenge or wanting to push themselves further.

Why? So many reasons!

To learn more or register, click here: oakridgestrail.org/adventure-relay/

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National Get Outside Day

July 14, 2017

Since 2014, Coleman Canada has lead the charge to rally all Canadians to Get Outside, leaving distractions behind and to appreciate the beauty that Canada has to offer! This year, Coleman Canada declares July 14, 2017 as National Get Outside Day – a day dedicated to exploring this wonderful country and celebrating what it means to be Canadian!

 Find out more about this great event at getoutsidecanada.com

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

July 21, 2017

Ontario’s provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of our natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for your health too?

The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. As our society becomes increasingly urban, there is growing recognition that Canadians are suffering from nature deficit disorder, the term used to describe negative personal, social and societal impacts when people disconnect from nature.

The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Ontario’s provincial parks are home to some of the most inspiring and beautiful landscapes in the country. With locations across the province Ontario Parks offers facilities and programs to help you enjoy nature in all four seasons, regardless of your outdoor experience.

Learn more by visiting ontarioparks.com/hphp

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Trail Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to @Lifeology_101 on Twitter, the winner of our monthly Trail Photo Contest. He submitted this great photo from Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area in Glen Huron, Ontario. Thank you @Lifeology_101 and Happy Trails!

Learn more about Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area HERE

If you want to submit a photo of your trail adventures, just tweet us @HikeOntario with the image and the hashtag #TakeAHike and you'll qualify to have your hike featured in our Newsletter.

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