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Cherry Springs State Park

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Cherry Springs State Park

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4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915
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mar408 wrote a review Nov 2020
Morganville, New Jersey59 contributions15 helpful votes
I totally agree with other reviewers that this should be a must on everyone's bucket list. The harrowing, 45 minute drive on pitch black, winding dark roads from Wellsboro was totally worth it! We tried to see the Milky Way on previous visits to the National Parks out West and were never successful. We had an amazing view of it at 6:30 pm on the evening of November 4th. You have to make sure you know the timing to make sure the sky is sufficiently dark and also the moon phase. We also saw shooting stars! Incredible!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kiamom wrote a review Oct 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania290 contributions69 helpful votes
Participated in a private Dark Sky tour conducted by Potter County Stargazing adjacent to the park on private land that was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Visited Cherry Springs Park, the following day during daylight hours to hike and read the information boards at the Dark Sky viewing area. Very impressive facilities with a separate campground area for those wishing to stargaze all night. The boards were informative.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tara U wrote a review Sep 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
I downloaded a star gazing app on my phone, my husband brought his red light flashlight, and we cautiously went down the well lit path until we decided to lay our sleeping bag in the field and stare at the sky. It was awe inspiring.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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tripusup wrote a review Sep 2020
PA112 contributions51 helpful votes
The park is definitely the place to go for stargazing. One of the few places left that has truly "dark sky." So worthwhile to visit and experience it for yourself.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Princess279 wrote a review Sep 2020
East Brunswick, New Jersey699 contributions167 helpful votes
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The public dark sky viewing area is just an open field, but it's not what you go there to see... When planning your visit, make sure to research the moon phase and the timing of whatever it is you are looking to see. We went to see the Milky Way and were happy to time it right. As amazing as it was, as the Earth turns, the core may not be visible anymore. The same applies to the planets and constellations. We were leaving after 10 pm and the sky was very different from what it was at 8 pm. In the public area, make sure you are shielded from the parking lot. Your eyes become very sensitive to light and every headlight encounter becomes very uncomfortable. Try to stay away from the edge of the field, Carl driving out will ruin your experience otherwise. Dress warm! In September, a serious snow suit wouldn't hurt. If you are skeptical about how cold it can get, through as many blankets in your car as you have. You will need them! A thermos with hot tea is strongly recommended and much appreciated for this activity. FYI, no-running-water facilities on this side of the park, bring water for hand washing (hand sanitizer provided). Can't wait to go back! I'll drive the 5 hours to get there every weekend if I could.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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