The stars seem to shine extra bright in Potter County – especially at Cherry Springs State Park, a recipient of the prestigious Gold Level Dark Sky Park Award from the International Dark Sky Association.
As one of the best places in the eastern United States for stargazing and the first dark sky preserve in Pennsylvania, the 48-acre park boasts 0% light pollution and sits atop a 2,300-foot high mountain. The surrounding 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest is highly undeveloped and nearby communities are in valleys, shielding any light from affecting your 360-degree view of the night sky. The park’s location provides a great view of the nucleus of the Milky Way Galaxy. The result is an astronomer's paradise!
The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.
Visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/ for more information.