Do you DARE? Headlands Challenge approaching on Oct. 24!

Posted on September 28th, 2015
The 7th annual Headlands Challenge at the Headlands on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, will challenge your superstitions — and your bravery. Walk through the dark from 8 to 10 p.m., if you dare! This family friendly event will challenge your sup... read more


Posted on August 18th, 2015
September 2015 — Construction began Aug. 18 at the Headlands which will restrict viewing areas and access. NEW INFORMATION TO NOTE: The road to Headlands viewing area is closed to vehicle traffic each evening in order to ensure... read more

Current construction updates

Posted on August 4th, 2015
As of the week beginning Aug. 17, 2015, construction has not yet begun at the Headlands; HOWEVER IT IS EXPECTED TO START BY FRIDAY, AUG. 21, which will cause some intermittent closing of the road and some areas of the park. Please stay tun... read more

What to know when visiting the Headlands!

Posted on August 2nd, 2015
*Because Headlands is an internationally protected dark-sky area, that means there is no white light allowed after dark. Visitors can use red filter flashlights (easily achieved by using red socks/bandannas/tape, if needed) to protec... read more
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More on the Perseids, Lights Out

Posted on July 31st, 2015
An estimated 1,000 people came through the Headlands and Heritage Village Tuesday into Wednesday, Aug. 11-12, to observe the Perseid Meteor Shower and attend our program – thank you all! We will have staff on site through this week b... read more

Will you pledge to take the Lights Out Challenge?!

Posted on July 30th, 2015
Each summer, the Headlands and Emmet County partner with local communities for our Lights Out Challenge! We challenge the cross-Bay communities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs and cross-Straits communities of Mackinaw City and St. Ig... read more