Stargaze at the Ohio Observatory Park

Midwest’s first “International Dark Sky Park"

  Not too many of our weekending tips for your fifth wheel trailer involve things that only happen after dark, but in Montville, Ohio at the 1,100 acre Observatory Park, the party for the whole family only gets started after the sun goes down. It’s billed as the Midwest’s first “International Dark Sky Park”, and only the third in the entire United States. This area of the Geauga Park Distric has also received the “silver tier” designation from the International Dark Sky Association. It means, essentially, you can see thousands of stars decorating the night sky here, standing outside your ultralite travel trailer and looking up in wonder. This is a far clearer evening view than most of those in heavily populated (and extremely well lit) areas around the Midwest will ever normally get…unless you have, say, a Fuzion RV and an interest in visiting fascinating places! It’s a must see stop for anyone touring Ohio. What’s more, the stargazing at Observatory Park, like so many of the best things in life, is absolutely free.