The sky puts on an amazing show for us every night and Crawford County is an amazing place to see the stars. The county’s location in the countryside provide unobstructed views of the sky with low light pollution! You can even see some stars in the early hours on clear mornings, which fade perfectly into gorgeous sunrises you’ll never forget.
Stargazing is a great date night idea and a unique activity for a friend group to enjoy, so consider grabbing food from one of our great restaurants and make it a romantic picnic or fun friends night. Or, if you and your loved ones are morning people, grab some coffee and pastries from our local coffee shops and enjoy the early dawn show!
Amazing news for stargazers: the next solar eclipse is in 2024 and Crawford County is in the perfect spot to see the eclipse in totality. On Monday, April 8, 2024 at 2:01 p.m., a total solar eclipse will pass over the United States, and Crawford County is one of the best places to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event. If you’re a fan of astronomy, natural phenomena or are just looking for an unforgettable adventure, mark your calendar and plan to be in Crawford County for this monumental experience.
Directly in the path of totality for the 2024 solar eclipse, Crawford County is the perfect spot to get the full experience. The total eclipse means that the Moon’s shadow will pass directly over our region, and viewers in Crawford County will experience total darkness for around 2 minutes and 35 seconds, the longest duration of totality on the East Coast.
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Watching the beauty of the sky from Crawford County is an opportunity that should not be missed. With its ideal location for viewing stunning natural scenery and featuring a variety of activities for tourists, Crawford County offers an unforgettable stargazing experience for all. Don’t hesitate to plan ahead for viewing the eclipse and witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon in person.
Make your stargazing experience a relaxing long weekend by engaging in some great leisure activities to enjoy in our surrounding communities such as shopping, dining, crafting, indoor and outdoor recreation, and so much more while you visit for stargazing and the 2024 Eclipse. Visit us online or download our mobile app to see the overnight accommodation options from cozy bed & breakfasts to boutique hotels and inns, along with the area’s other amenities for your stay at www.visitcrawfor.org.
Until the big day, there are other amazing constellations that you can see while in Crawford County, depending on the season, including: Orion’s belt, Ursa Major (The Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (The Little Dipper), Cassiopeia, and Draco.