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Star Gazing

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Star Gazing

I heard western Maine has some amazing star gazing. Does anyone know if any vacation packages that I could look into? Or maybe some state parks that would have something I could look into?

Thanks!

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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1. Re: Star Gazing

I'm not sure what you mean by a package. Maybe you mean lodging, meals, and a guide to the darkest skies. I doubt there is such a thing in Western Maine. You might be interested in the Night Sky Festival which is held each September in the Acadia National Park area of coastal Maine.

Sand Beach, in Acadia National Park, is an excellent place to see the night sky. The lights of Bar Harbor, our behind a mountain as you sit on Sand Beach. All you have is the black ocean in front of you and the stars up above. The Park Rangers run a weekly program called Stars over Sand Beach in which they point out many things in the night sky.

http://www.acadianightskyfestival.com/

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2. Re: Star Gazing

I guess when I say package I mean some kind of park that had lodging and a star gazing tour/program. It's kind of hard to explain I guess and that's probably why I can't find anything. What you said sounds really interesting and fun so I'll look into it for next year. Thanks!

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Michele, here is a link to this past Night Sky Festival to give you an idea of what next year (Sept 25 though the 28th) will be like. DH & I planned our first trip to Maine to coincide with this event and was not disappointed. Awesome people and star parties.

www.acadianightskyfestival.com/events-2

or on Facebook https:/…acadianightskyfestival

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