Jun. 29, 2018

HARRISBURG – In recognition of Cherry Springs State Park and the thousands of visitors it draws to the region each year, a new law will name Route 44 in Potter County the Highway to the Stars, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), who sponsored the initiative.

“The dark skies at Cherry Springs are a great asset to our region, offering educational opportunities to area residents and drawing thousands of visitors from across the country to its International Dark Sky Preserve,” Causer said. “This is a great way to recognize the value of the park to our local economy.”

Act 70 of 2018, which Causer introduced at the request of county and local officials, designates the section of Route 44 from Route 6 to the Lycoming County line as the Highway to the Stars. The road passes directly through Cherry Springs State Park, taking travelers to a publicly accessible dark sky viewing field and amphitheater and a separate observation area for astronomers, professional photographers and others with specialized interests.

Cherry Springs is an 82-acre state park that offers great views of the Milky Way, planets and hard-to-see astronomical objects. More information about the park is available at dcnr.pa.gov.

Representative Martin T. Causer
67th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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