Cherry Springs State Park


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Cherry Springs State Park


Location:Along PA 44 in Potter County, in the north central portion of the state.
Facilities:30 class B campsites, picnic area, picnic pavilions, bike trail, historic site.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is named for the large stands of native black cherry trees it contains. For amateur astronomers, the park offers some of the darkest night skies in the state and a 360-degree view. An annual woodsmen's show in August features lumberjack contests in tree-felling, log rolling, chopping, and chainsaw events.
Address:c/o Lyman Run State Park
454 Lyman Run Rd
Galeton, PA 16922

Phone:814-435-5010
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cherrysprings.aspx
Size: 48 acres.

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About 30 minutes outside of town, (http://www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm) Valley Forge National Historical Park is a good bet for dark skies, but if you want to make the four-hour hike to Coudersport, Penn., (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/index.htm) Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best spots in the area to catch the star show and will have a laser-guided tour of the constellations and offer viewings of planets and other deep space objects with the park's telescopes.
In early June I gave two talks at the Cherry Springs Star Party, held at Cherry Springs State Park in north-central Pennsylvania.
Cherry Springs Star Party Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, Pennsylvania Bob Grabau, 717-761-7297; rgrabau@speakeasy.net; www.cherrysprings.org
June 22-26 Cherry Springs Star Party Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania Bob Grabau, rgrabau@speakeasy.net *
June 22-26 Cherry Springs Star Party Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania 717-938-6041; president@astrohbg.org