Connect to nature and boost your physical fitness, immune system, creativity, concentration and mental health; reduce your stress, fatigue, inflammation, and mortality risk.

Get outdoors—it’s good for you!


Health Benefits

Spending time outdoors and being physically active has numerous proven benefits according to the CDC.

Children and adults see improved aerobic and muscular fitness and bone health, not to mention a decreased risk of chronic illnesses including high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Older adults can reduce their risk of falls, improve balance and joint mobility, all while adding years of enjoyment to their life!


Economic Impacts

Outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania supports over 250,000 jobs and generates $29.1 billion in annual consumer spending.

By increasing the opportunities for outdoor recreation, our local communities continue to thrive. Active and walkable community see increased levels of economic activity and employment, as well as property values. Reduce health care costs are another added bonus to healthy, active lifestyles!


Cognitive Benefits

Spending time outdoors can improve memory, fight depression, and make you happier!

Getting away from everyday life and enjoying the outdoors can alleviate the stresses of everyday life and improve mental health. The calming sounds and relaxing fresh air can help us leave our troubles behind, but it can also increase attention span, aid in brain development, and improve sleep patterns in children. Imagine what it can do for you!