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Headlands International Dark Sky Park

15675 Headlands Road
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Regions: Petoskey
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.

The Waterfront Event Center at the Headlands may also be rented for wedding receptions and other events.

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

The Headlands was featured on the t.v. show Under the Radar.  Catch it HERE.
17 Fri

Evening Under the Stars - Kickoff

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Headlands will kick off its “Evenings Under the Stars” series of programs on Friday, April 17
22 Wed

Evening Under the Stars - Lyrids Meteor Shower

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Learn about these meteor showers
23 Sat

Evening Under the Stars - Structure of the Solar System

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don't miss this presentation about the Structure of the Solar System
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