The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will serve up s'mores and a look at the Perseid meteor shower August 10 - 13!

Day-use visitors and campers are encouraged to bring blankets, seating, bug spray and snacks for a night of stargazing during Meteors & S'mores. Complimentary s’mores and campfires are part of the celebration.

"The Perseid meteor showers are one of the best opportunities to see shooting stars with the naked eye," said Stephanie Wirtz, recreation programmer for the DNR. "Michigan state parks offer excellent opportunities for stargazing and include a number of parks that are legislatively designated as Dark Sky Preserves."

Dark Sky Preserves have protection against light pollution and are ideal locations for stargazing. Seven Michigan state parks have been designated as Dark Sky Preserves by the Michigan Legislature, including Lake Hudson Recreation Area, Negwegon State Park, Port Crescent State Park, Rockport Recreation Area, Thompson’s Harbor State Park and Wilderness State Park. The Headlands Dark Sky Park, an Emmet County park, is the only internationally designated Dark Sky Park in the state and offers another opportunity for viewing the night sky.

Meteors & S'mores schedule: