Named a dark sky preserve in 2012, Port Crescent State Park is just the eighth dark sky preserve in the nation and third in the state.
Held during the week of April's New Moon, International Dark Sky Week was started by a high school student named Jennifer Barlow in 2003 with goals to encourage light users to take precautions against outdoor light pollution.
Light pollution has been said to have adverse effects on nocturnal animals, human circadian rhythm and sleep patterns, growth patterns of plants and trees and an overuse of energy resources.
Port Crescent State Park provides a place for stargazers to get an unobstructed view of beautiful, naturally-dark skies as well as bringing awareness to the concerns of light pollution. For more info on the park give them a call at 989-738-8663 or visit them on the web here.