This Beloved Virginia State Park Was Just Designated As A Dark Sky Park And You Have To Visit
The International Dark-Sky Association recognizes parks around the globe that aren’t affected by the all-too-common problem of light pollution. East of the Mississippi River, it’s especially rare to find a park without interference from night lights. In March, James River State Park was officially designated as a Dark Sky Park, becoming the second park in Virginia with this designation and the 44th park in the United States. If you’ve yet to experience this gorgeous park in Buckingham County, you’ll want to plan your visit soon. In addition to gorgeous overlooks and hiking trails, prepare to enjoy some of the best stargazing in the world.
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Ready to visit this incredible landmark? James River State Park can be found at 104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553. For more information, you can visit the official Virginia State Parks website by clicking here. To learn more about the park’s designation as a Dark Sky Park, you can view the original article here.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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