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Stargazing Trip to Cherry Springs

September 23 - September 25

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Announces Stargazing Trip to Cherry Springs

Cherry Springs State Park, a remote but well-known destination among amateur astronomers, offers the darkest skies in the eastern United States.  Free from development and light pollution, skywatchers can observe over 6,000 stars as well as distant galaxies and deep space objects, and a magnificent view of the Milky Way!

From September 23rd through 25th, join us on a three-day excursion to camp, stargaze, and explore the wilderness of central Pennsylvania.  We will be tent-camping at Cherry Springs State Park campground, directly adjacent to the park’s Public Skywatching Field and Astronomy Field, as well as Lyman Run State Park.  Also included in this trip is a leisurely bike ride on the Pine Creek rail trail through the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.  Space is limited to 12 people.  Cost: $225 per person.  Please call 570-629-3061 for more information or to register.

Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information on other programs we offer, visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

 

Directions to the E.E. Center: From Stroudsburg (or Exit 302 from I-80 West or 302B from I-80 East) go N. on Rte. 611 and travel ½ mile to the 2nd traffic light in Bartonsville, and turn left onto Rimrock Dr.  Follow Rimrock Dr. for 0.4 mile, bear right onto N. Easton-Belmont Pike, go 0.2 mile, and then bear right onto Running Valley Road.  The E.E. Center is 0.7 mile on left.

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Start:
September 23
End:
September 25