- Loons called and spring peepers chimed in brightly at Bewabic State Park. In the pitch dark, the stars sparkled brightly.
"The night sort of brings out a different side of the park that you don't normally see," said Kasey Mahoney, the park supervisor.
Bewabic, located between Iron River and Crystal Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, played host to part of International Dark Sky Week last week.
"The Upper Peninsula parks, in general, showcase a great night sky," said Mahoney. "There's very little light pollution from large cities. It's a great place to see the stars, the northern lights, everything."
In the Upper Peninsula, 29 state parks stayed open late and welcomed visitors to view the night sky. International Dark Sky week encourages people to turn off their lights and appreciate the view.
"I thought it was a great way to sort of welcome people to the 'get outdoors' season," said Mahoney. "Just to turn your head up to the sky and see the stars, I think, is really special."
Newswatch 12's Katie Thoresen took stunning photos of the night sky at Bewabic. See the full album by clicking the link below.
Dark Sky Week Photo Album
|Story By: Ben Meyer
|Photo By: Katie Thoresen