No matter the weather, the event will still take place.  Please plan on arriving at the observing site and in the event of inclement weather, a park ranger will direct traffic to a nearby building where the program will continue.

"Creatures of the Night Sky and Their Tails" Stargazing Event

When:  Friday, September 29, 2017

Time:  6:45pm to 10pm

Where:  Negwegon State Park


Join star lore historian, storyteller, author and director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Mary Stewart Adams for a special speaker event to celebrate the history, art, science, and poetry of stars.

Telescopes for night sky observing provided by Besser Museum of Alpena.

This free of charge* special speaker event is hosted by the Friends of Negwegon.

Visit for more information.

*A valid Recreation Passport is required for every vehicle entering the park.

Bring blankets, chairs, and flashlights covered with a red cloth or red tape. 
*A DNR Recreation Passport is required to enter all Michigan State parks. Passports will be available for purchase at the park gates. For more information: call Hoeft State Park 989-734-2543 or Harrisville State Park Office at 989-724-5126 For more information on all events visit or US 23 Heritage Route at


Directions to Negwegon State Park

GPS coordinates:

Latitude, Longitude: 44.855119, -83.324209

N 44° 51’ 18.428”, W 83° 19’ 27.153”




From US-23 (north or south), turn east onto Black River Road, go 1.5 miles

There is a Mountain Bar and Grill at this turn

Turn north onto Sand Hill Trail, go 2.7 miles

Turn east (right) onto Negwegon Park Road, go 1.5 miles to the parking area

 This turn is marked by a large stone and wood state park sign



Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707