The clear skies and minimal light pollution in my part of Muskoka, Ontario (Barkway-Lewisham near Gravenhurst) is ideal for stargazing and night photography. This is a view of the northwest sky over my backyard pond. It was actually pitch black in the garden during the night I took photos. The extra light you see on the landscape and trees was provided by spotlighting moved around during the long exposure.
This part of the sky doesn’t produce the most or largest stars but it was the darkest and had a nice landscape to go with the sky. It is also where I expect to see northern lights during winter so I like to practice setting up shots in this area.