Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton and 15 miles from Coudersport. Programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Picnic in the Park

Those who get to the park early are always welcome to bring a picnic supper and make use of the park’s picnic grove near the Night Sky Viewing Area. The grove has picnic tables and charcoal grills onsite. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park.

Park Welcome & Walking Tour

On Saturday, Aug. 24, meet at the information kiosk near the restroom in the visitor parking area on the north side of Route 44 to go on a free Park Welcome & Walking Tour from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. See park facilities and learn about their past, present and future during this guided walk of less than a mile on mostly level terrain. All ages are welcome. Preregistration is not required for the Park Welcome & Walking Tour.

Free Night Sky Tour

From 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24 in the Night Sky Viewing Area, experience the splendor of the night sky. Park staff will give a laser-guided tour of the constellations and recount the legends and myths surrounding them. Afterwards, take an up close look at celestial objects through park telescopes. Preregistration is required.

Visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park, to preregister for the Night Sky Tour, If there is a problem with registering online or for information about other programs offered at the park, call 814-435-1037 or email cherryspringsee@pa.gov.