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.

Nature at Night is Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20

Planning to attend a Night Sky Tour on Friday or Saturday, July 19 or 20 at the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area? Arrive early on July 19 or 20 and join park staff from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears or coyotes based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required.

Night Sky Tour is Friday and Saturday, July 19 & 20

From 9:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 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 these mysterious patterns. Afterwards, take an up close look at celestial objects through park telescopes. Pre-registration is required.

To Preregister for Night Sky Tour

Online preregistration for the Night Sky Tour on July 19 and 20 is required by visiting http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park.

If there is a problem with registering online or for information about programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email cherryspringsee@pa.gov.

Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.