Friday, October 21, 2011

Stargazing in New England

In dedication to my new show about New England travel (Beyond the Beans).
My first blog will entail a very important event occurring this weekend.  Stargazing in New England is very tough. The amount of artificial light and pollution can make it quite difficult for viewing.  So if you're all about some star gazing and your live in New England, here are some of the best spots to check out some stars.

West Dennis, Cape Cod (Scargo Tower): Located on the Cape, the Scargo Tower offers a unique view just outside of Boston.  The tower was built in 1874 as an observatory and was
built at the highest point in the town.

Moosehead Lake, Maine:  This one is a hike.  Zipping up 95 and going West into the depths of Maine, you won't find much but small one lane roads and endless amounts of trees.  Moosehead Lake is a great spot to observe some stars due to its isolation, but to get there is the challenge.  You are looking at about a 6 or so hour drive from Boston.

White Mountains, New Hampshire: 

This region is great.  Go up 93 North for about
2 hours and you'll find the White Mountains Region.  The trees are endless and the stars come out to play.  Northern New Hampshire is best because of it denser population. While you're up there, don't forget to check ou the Franconia Notch too.



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