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"?

  1. 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)


Port Crescent Dark Sky