Cherry Springs State Park is at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport. All stargazing and other programs will be canceled if it rains or thunders.
Picnic in the Park
Those who get to the park early are 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 grills. Preregistration is not required.
Nature at Night
Friday, July 12 join park staff from 8 to 8:45 p.m. for Nature at Night, a free, family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears, coyotes or others based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required.
Full Moon Watch
From 9:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, join park staff for a Full Moon Watch in the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area. Explore some of the moon’s fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. Get an up close look at the moon through park telescopes. Preregistration is required to attend this free, dark skies program.
Park Welcome & Walking Tour
Saturday, July 13, join park staff from 8 to 8:45 p.m. to take the free park welcome and walking tour, a guided walk of less than a mile on mostly level terrain to see park facilities and learn about their past, present and future. All ages are welcome.
For the walking tour, meet at the information kiosk near the restroom in the visitor parking area on the north side of Route 44. Preregistration is not required.
Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs without attending a stargazing program and should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.