Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Mackinaw City

4.4
#2 of 11 in Parks in Mackinaw City
One of only six such parks in the U.S.at the time of designation in 2011~one of only ten in the world! Enjoy Emmet County's dark wilderness at the Headlands anytime of day or night, all the year 'round. Located 2 miles west of Mackinaw City in Northwest Lower Michigan, at the top of Michigan's mitten on the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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  • Very nice place to visit day or night. Had no idea what was in store at a place like this. Nice trails to explore during the daytime. The viewing the night we were there was unbelievable. Have not see...  more »
  • The new building and outdoor seating are great! There is a gift shop,a classroom, rest rooms and vending machines. Parking area is nice, not sure how many spaces, but if there is a big event, ie. mete...  more »
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  • A beautiful park during the day and a stunning experience at night. Going during the new moon and clear skies gave us an incredible view of the stars I had never seen before! The pathway to the event center could have been plowed as the short walk in the snow was not very safe/pleasant. However, we still had an amazing time! Summer is definitely the best time to visit the park, but the views are incredible year round.
  • Who doesn’t want to learn about the night sky along the shores of the greatest freshwater lakes on earth? So educational! The staff and volunteers have created an experience so worth the time and effort.

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