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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

7725 Wilderness Park Drive
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone: 231.436.4051

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The Headlands is the best place around for star lovers to have an uninterrupted viewing of the stunning night sky above Northern Michigan. In fact, this 600-acre forested gem along Lake Michigan has been awarded the prestigious International Dark Sky Park designation. The Headlands is just one of just a handful in the United States to receive this honor.

Internationally recognized astronomer Patrick Stonehouse says, “Children from the cities who have only seen pictures of stars in books will be thrilled and inspired as they gaze at the thousands of bright, twinkling stars, silent and magically suspended in the clear, dark skies over The Headlands.”

During daylight hours, marked nature trails guide hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and photographers through the pristine, undeveloped park.

Under the stars or the sun, there’s no place like The Headlands.