Wisconsin Is Home To One Of The Best Dark Sky Reserves In The World

If you’re not careful, it’s easy to miss the open beauty of Door County. But if you wait until sundown and head past the crowds of Fish Creek, Ephraim, and Sister Bay, you’ll encounter something extraordinary. Just look up. Door County is home to a place where you can enjoy a sight that’s become all too rare: the dark sky, filled with gleaming stars. You’ll find this starry magic in Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only dark sky reserve.

A state park vehicle sticker is required to park in Newport State Park, although parking is available outside the park at Europe Bay Beach. Learn more about Newport State Park on the park’s website. Once you’ve taken in the majesty of the night sky, here’s where to take in a million-dollar sunrise.

Address: Newport State Park, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210, USA

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