– 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
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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