Embrace Michigan’s Dark Skies!

Dark Skies at Rockport Recreation Area by SG Captures

Dark Skies at Rockport Recreation Area by SG Captures

Michigan State Parks, Trails and Waterways shared this photo from the Rockport State Recreation Area, asking: What are you doing to do to celebrate #InternationalDarkSkyWeek?

Michigan is lucky to have designated areas that host spectacular nighttime viewing. Dark sky parks and preserves have a limited amount of artificial light, making it easier to stargaze in those locations. Dark sky preserves are designated by Michigan legislature and dark sky parks are designated by the International Dark Sky Association. The six state parks that have dark sky preserves are:

In addition to these dark sky preserves, there are two dark sky parks in Michigan:

And if that’s not enough, there is also plenty of excellent night-sky viewing opportunities across more than 15,000 square miles in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. For more details, visit Michigan.gov/DarkSky.

Sarah is a Michigan State Parks Photo Ambassador, and you should definitely check out her website where you can view & purchase her work as well as her Facebook & sg.captures on Instagram!

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One thought on “Embrace Michigan’s Dark Skies!

  1. where we often spent Winters in AZ..south of Tucson, the whole of Green Valley was a dark sky area because of the planetarium on top of the Mt..we often had to return to MI before the road-was open to visit the Planetarium..heavy snow on the MT…my 84 year old brain doesn’t remember the correct name😔

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