This summer, the skies will be alive with one of the world’s most impressive meteor showers. The Perseids, a prolific meteor shower connected to the Swift-Tuttle comet, will be most active this year from July 17th to August 24th. This is one of the biggest events of the year for stargazers, as it’s rare to see the skies this active. For those who want to see the Perseid meteor shower in New Jersey, don’t think you’re out of luck just because New Jersey is one of the most densely populated areas in the whole country. While those in cities may not see much due to light pollution, there are some amazing out-of-the-way spots in the state that make for amazing stargazing locations. One of those is Penn State Forest, located in the Pine Barrens. This peaceful retreat offers crisp clear skies when the sun goes down – which makes it the perfect spot to see the sky dance.

Do you have plans to see the Perseid Meteor Shower in New Jersey this year? Let us know about your favorite stargazing spots in the comments section. If you want to learn more about Penn State Forest, make sure to drop by the state website to see all the activities and amenities offered. You’re also not too far away from New Jersey’s famous cranberry bog.

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