Stargazing in Winthrop Washington is spectacular because Winthrop has some of the darkest skies in the lower forty-eight states. On moonless nights you can see the Milky Way from one side of the galaxy to the other. It’s a great place to see the Northern Lights if you time your stay carefully. Next time you come to Winthrop, be sure to stay at least one night.
Long, dark nights may be ahead for Winthrop, the Methow Valley and beyond — and that would be a good thing, according to a group of local activists.
The Methow Dark Sky Coalition, an nonprofit organization that got its start over beers and discussions at a local pub, has put together a proposal that, fully realized, would create a huge “dark sky community” devoted to reducing light pollution and making stargazing even more brilliant, with the Methow Valley at its center.Methow Valley News