Port Crescent State Park
Just outside of the town of Port Austin on the tip of Michigan's "thumb," lies Port Crescent State Park. With 3 miles of sandy Lake Huron shoreline, this state park is a quiet family-friendly park situated away from the lights and noise of the city.
The park is home to a dark sky preserve, a modern campground with waterfront views and a camper cabin. It also offers 5 miles of hiking and cross-country trail, breathtaking sunsets and opportunities for fishing, canoeing, birding and hunting. In addition, a wooden boardwalk parallels the shoreline offering scenic vistas of Saginaw Bay. Great Lakes beach safety.
When the sun sets and the stars come out, enjoy the dark sky preserve inside the park – one of only seven in Michigan – that offers exceptional stargazing. As a dark sky preserve, the park is protected against light pollution. The best viewing location is located near the day-use parking lot, where a viewing platform is available.
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