NatGeo names Headlands in top 3 stargazing spots!

Posted on June 4th, 2015
When it comes to the best places to view the dark sky, you can usually find the Headlands on any national list. In Spring 2015, the Headlands was named as one of three best places in the United States for stargazing by National Geographic m... read more

Construction update June 2015: Moving ahead!

Posted on June 4th, 2015
  Headlands Construction PDF (for larger viewing) Emmet County has several important announcements about upcoming construction at the park beginning in July 2015. At the Headlands, we are going to kick up some (star)dust as we emba... read more

Innovative Programming Awarded

Posted on December 23rd, 2014
Headlands wins Innovative Programming Award from Michigan Parks and Recreation Association! The Michigan Recreation and Parks Association has awarded Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park with one of its top annual... read more

USA Today names Headlands one of the top places

Posted on October 11th, 2012
USA Today names Headlands one of the top places in the world for dark sky viewing Readers of USA Today’s Oct. 11, 2012, edition got a glimpse into the beauty of the undiluted night sky above the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in n... read more

Thank you for the Headlands Dark Sky Park

Posted on October 5th, 2012
Email from Robert Clubb, from Center Line, Michigan, in October 2012: The Northern Lights over the Mackinac Bridge, during the weekend of Robert’s visit. “Visited the site in June, but beset by clouds.  Came up from my home i... read more

Dark Sky Coast

Posted on July 6th, 2012
It’s official: Gov. Snyder signs Dark Sky Coast designation into law June 21, 2012 Revised July 6, 2012 MACKINAW CITY — It has been just over a year since Emmet County’s Headlands park was recognized as an International Dark... read more

Dark Sky Discovery Trail receives funding

Posted on May 21st, 2012
Emmet County awarded $12,500 from the Michigan Humanities Council to develop interpretive trail at the Headlands Dark Sky Park After reviewing “an astounding 51 applications” – 31 more than the previous grant cycle – the Michig... read more