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:
- ️Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County)
- ️Negwegon State Park (Alcona County)
- ️Port Crescent State Park (Huron County)
- ️Rockport Recreation Area (Presque Isle County)
- ️Thompson’s Harbor State Park (Presque Isle County)
- ️Wilderness State Park (Emmet County)
In addition to these dark sky preserves, there are two dark sky parks in Michigan:
- ️Headlands Dark Sky Park (Emmet County park)
- ️Dr. T.K. Lawless Park (Cass County park)
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.
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