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Mont Mégantic

Mont Mégantic is a small, isolated mountain located in Québec, Canada, about 9 miles (15 km) north of the border between Québec and the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire. It’s not only an accredited reserve, but the world’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve, which claims to have a night sky as “dark…read more »

Mont Mégantic is a small, isolated mountain located in Québec, Canada, about 9 miles (15 km) north of the border between Québec and the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire. It’s not only an accredited reserve, but the world’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve, which claims to have a night sky as “dark as it was in 1979” by the International Dark Sky Association. The improvement and stability of sky quality is firmly attributed to policy changes and lighting retrofits conducted in the area. The mountain is also home to an observatory and the ASTROlab, where interactive tours lead to guided night hikes. Please note that while camping is available, the area is also open to the public 24 hours of the day. For more information, please call 800-665-6527.

Deborah Byrd