Minnesota is home to a certified Dark Sky Park and one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Sanctuaries, but for the Perseids, you need not only a dark but also a wide-open sky, the latter of which is not guaranteed at densely-wooded Voyageurs National Park or in the Boundary Waters – not without a boat, anyway. Zippel Bay State Park is the place you want to be to see the Perseid meteor shower in Minnesota. Read on to find out why.

In 2023, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak on August 11, 12, and 13. While you’re in the area, take some extra time during the day to explore the Lake of the Woods region. Hop on over to Franz Jevne State Park, the smallest unit in the system; and pop into the charming, historic town of Warroad – it’s the only U.S. city on Lake of the Woods.

Where will you watch the Perseid meteor shower in Minnesota this year?

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