International Dark Sky Week at Northern Michigan State Parks

International Dark Sky Week starts today, and a number of Northern Michigan state parks will stay open for extended hours through Sunday, April 10 for self-guided stargazing and views of the night sky. Visitors should call ahead for individual park hours. Bring a blanket, sit back and take in the sights!

The following Northern Michigan state parks and recreation areas will stay open for night sky viewing:

** In addition, the Besser Museum Planetarium in Alpena will host an informational program about the night sky at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Program participants are welcome to visit the Rockport State Recreation Area harbor for night sky viewing afterward at 8:30 p.m. For more details, contact P.H. Hoeft State Park at 989-734-2543.

Many of these events are free to attend, but a Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry. Find out how to get one. 


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