Waterville Valley's Dark Sky

Waterville Valley Resort in the White Mountain National Forest was one of New Hampshire’s first “Dark Sky” communities.  Designed to protect and enhance viewing of the night sky, the program regulates outdoor lighting to reduce glare, save energy, and minimize light pollution. 

The Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley has Dark Sky Stargazing Nights at their H.A. Rey Observatory - is located at the Curious George Cottage on Noon Peak Road.  It’s free at all.

Dark sky regulations are part of a worldwide effort endorsed by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to preserve the quality of the nighttime sky and keep stars and constellations visible. A guest in Waterville Valley has a deep  appreciation for the out-of-doors and the natural environment: They can take in the 1,000+ stars in  the night sky while surrounded by 4,000-ft. peaks.  

Waterville Valley, set 60 miles north of Concord in the White Mountain National Forest, has a year-round population of 230 in the secluded valley.  

Waterville Valley s surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, with only 400 privately-held acres, most of which has already been developed. 

 Waterville Valley Resort in the White Mountain National Forest was one of New Hampshire’s first “Dark Sky” communities.  Designed to protect and enhance viewing of the night sky, the program regulates outdoor lighting to reduce glare, save energy, and minimize light pollution. 

Waterville Valley Resort in the White Mountain National Forest was one of New Hampshire’s first “Dark Sky” communities.  Designed to protect and enhance viewing of the night sky, the program regulates outdoor lighting to reduce glare, save energy, and minimize light pollution. 

Waterville Valley Fall Foliage Race 5K, 10 Mile Trail & 1.6K

Waterville Valley Fall Foliage Race 5K, 10 Mile Trail & 1.6K

The Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department presents the 11thAnnual Fall Foliage Foot Race, set for Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. The race will start and finish at Waterville Valley Resort Town Square. The event offers three races; a road 5K, a 10-mile trail race and a kids 1-mile fun run. The Fall Foliage Foot Race attracts locals and tourists of all ages to enjoy Waterville Valley in its autumn glory

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