The Port Austin Area is one of the best places in Michigan for viewing the magnificent night sky.
Port Crescent State Park was named a Dark Sky Preserve in 2012 and attracts many astronomy buffs.
What is a "Dark Sky Preserve"?
A dark-sky preserve is an area, usually surrounding a park or observatory, that is kept free of artificial light pollution. The purpose of adark-sky preserve is generally to promote astronomy. (see article)