August 9, 2016

Perseid Meteor Shower 'Meteors & S'mores' Events

Make memories. Take the kids outdoors to
view the Perseid Meteor Shower!
Unless you have been living under a rock, it is no secret that the Perseid Meteor Shower is happening. Kids, like adults will feel the thrill of seeing hundreds of meteors streaking brightly across the night shy. The trouble is, here in town it can be a bit difficult to catch a glimpse of this rare event. To solve this dilemma though, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting and event August 10-13 called 'Meteors & S'mores' at area state parks across the state.

During the event, day-use visitors and campers are encouraged to bring blankets, camp chairs, bug spray and snacks to enjoy the night stargazing in a designated viewing area. Families can also enjoy complimentary s'mores and campfires. During the free event, the State Parks will stay open later. A State Park pass or entry fee will apply to access the parks.

For more information on "Meteors & S'Mores," contact Stephanie Wirtz at or call 989-274-6182. State Parks closest to Washtenaw County participating in the 'Meteors & S'mores' event:

August 10
  • 8:00-11:00 p.m. Lake Hudson Recreation Area (Dark Sky Park - Lenawee County) 
August 12
  • 8:30-11:00 p.m. Seven Lakes State Park (Oakland County) 
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m. Hayes State Park (Lenawee County) 
August 13
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m. Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Oakland County) 
  • 10:00-11:30 p.m. Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston County) 
See the Michigan DNR 'Meteors & S'mores' event page for information, tips or to find other participating parks, Get outdoors, spending that time with your kids will build memories to last a lifetime!

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