This Forest Preserve In Illinois Is One Of America’s Most Incredible Dark Sky Parks

There’s nothing like staring into the night sky and seeing the Milky Way above, our eyes transfixed on something that’s bigger than all of us. While there are numerous areas to see the night sky clearly, there is only one place designated as an official Dark Sky Park in Illinois. For those of us who enjoy stargazing, a trip to Middle Fork River Forest Preserve in Penfield is a must.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you seen the dark skies at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve yet? Let us know in the comments! To plan your visit to this dark sky park in Illinois, visit the Champaign County Forest Preserve District website and Facebook page.

Address: 3485 County Rd 2700 E, Penfield, IL 61862, USA