The Fingal Wildlife Management Area is a habitat restoration park situated on an old World War II air force training base, just 97 miles (156 km) southwest of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Please note that while there are no designated stargazing areas, the park is accessible by the public year-round and offers secluded hiking trails, prairie, forestry, and more, with wide open night skies suited for gazing. It also maintains a partnership with the London Royal Astronomical Society for viewing stars at night, as star parties and other stargazing events are hosted by the society and other local astronomy groups on occasion. Camping is not available at this time, however external parks and resorts available for camping are not far from the area. For more information, please visit online or call 519-631-4491.
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