Olympic National Park, Washington

During the winter months, when the aurora can be best seen, Washington State has a reputation for overcast weather and rain.

Malletts Bay, Vermont

To try to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis, head to Malletts Bay, a dynamic coastal feature on Vermont's Lake Champlain shoreline.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Since Glacier is protected, undeveloped, and light pollution-free, it's Montana's best aurora viewing spot. 

Cook County, Minnesota

Cook County is a fantastic place to view the aurora because, despite its small population, much of its forest and lakes remain untouched.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park is a top tourist attraction in the Northeast. As a national park, it is protected against excessive development and light pollution.

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park is another Minnesota northern lights destination. This Minnesota-Canada border park offers minimal services year-round.

Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire

It can be difficult to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis from the state of New Hampshire.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Because of the sparse population, stargazing and aurora viewing are not disrupted by city lights.

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