Friday, September 18th
Don't miss this unique event! The Town of Halifax is partnering with Staunton River State Park to bring you a chance to see the stars under a truly dark sky. Staunton River State Park, located just twenty minutes from the Town of Halifax was recently designated the 25th Dark Sky Park in the world by the International Dark Sky Authority. The Banister Stargazng Paddle kicks off the 2015 Wild Blue River Festival.
We will meet at the Banister Lake Landing, just one mile from the Town of Halifax on Friday evening (September 18th) at 6 pm. We will paddle upstream as the sun sets over the lake. When the planets begin to appear we will join together, lean back, and watch the stars and Milky Way appear. Learn about our planets and constellations.
Paddlers need to bring a boat, personal floatation device, flashlight (for use in emergencies), snack, and water.
Staunton River State Park is bringing 9 canoes to use free of charge. Reserve yours when you register online through paddleguru.
Registration is required for this event. The cost is $25 per paddler, and includes a free glow in the dark Wild Blue River Festival T-Shirt. You may register online or download a paper registration form.
From the intersection of US 501 and SR 360 in Halifax, follow US 501 North 0.4 miles to just outside the Town of Halifax. A boat landing is maintained on the south end of the bridge.
Download a Registration Form: