International Dark Sky Week begins Monday and runs until Sunday, and to celebrate, some Michigan state parks are staying open late to celebrate.
Bring a blanket, sit back and take in the sights as you stare up at the night sky.
Check out the list of parks below:
- Bay City State Recreation Area (Bay County), 989-684-3020
- Fayette Historic State Park (Delta County), 906-644-2603
- Hartwick Pines State Park (Crawford County), 989-348-7068
- Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston County), 810-229-7067
- Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Lenawee County), 517-445-2265
- Maybury State Park (Wayne County), 248-349-8390
- Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area (Lapeer County), 810-797-4439
- Negwegon State Park (Alpena/Alcona County), 989-724-5126
- North Higgins Lake State Park (Crawford County), 989-821-6125
- Orchard Beach State Park (Manistee County), 231-723-7422
- P.H. Hoeft State Park (Presque Isle County), 989-734-2543
- Port Crescent State Park (Huron County), 989-738-8663
- Rifle River Recreation Area (Ogemaw County), 989-473-2258
- Rockport State Recreation Area (Alpena County), 989-734-2543 *
- Seven Lakes State Park (Oakland County), 248-634-7271
- Sleepy Hollow State Park (Clinton County), 517-651-6217
- Tahquamenon Falls State Park (Chippewa County), 906-492-3415
- Tawas Point State Park (Iosco County), 989-362-5041
- Van Riper State Park (Marquette County), 906-339-4461
- Waterloo Recreation Area (Washtenaw County), 734-475-8307
The event is free, but you will need a Michigan Recreation Passport to enter the park. For information on that, visit michgan.gov/recreationpassport.
If you plan to visit, please call the state park ahead of time to see their hours.