Discover the Night Sky
The National Parks are home to some of the world’s greatest wonders from the deep valleys of the Grand Canyon to the towering mountains of central Alaska; yet, often forgotten on the list of cherished treasures is the night sky. After the sun sets a whole new adventure awaits, all one must do is look up.
Starry night skies and natural darkness are sights unseen by many. America’s National Parks house some of the last remaining places where complete darkness can be discovered. One place is here, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is committed to sharing this natural night landscape with visitors, as well as protecting it for current and future generations. Join us at the Lakeshore as we continue to share and protect the night sky. Follow the links below to programs, stargazing tips, and to learn more about protecting what’s above.
Night Sky Programs
Photo credit: Tyler Nordgren
Exploring Dark Skies
Protecting What’s Above
Did You Know?
Float the river! There is more to do at Sleeping Bear Dunes than just climb sand dunes. A hot summer day is ideal for floating the Platte or Crystal River. More...