Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Now A Dark Sky Sanctuary, Is One Of The Best Places In The World To Stargaze
Minnesota is home to hundreds of beautiful nature areas. But none stands out as much as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This huge stretch of over 1 million acres in northern Minnesota draws more than 250,000 visitors per year. Visitors are drawn to the area thanks to its impressive scenery, untouched landscape, and many recreational activities. Now, there’s yet another reason for people to plan their trips to the Boundary Waters. The area was recently named a Dark Sky Sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association. That makes it one of the best places not just in the United States, but in the entire world, to see the stars. Read on below to learn more about this special status.
Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.