The last New Moon of 2016 occurs during the sacred season of dark and quiet that bridges the old year to the new, traditionally known as the 12 Days of Christmas, allowing for unique contemplation of where we’ve been, and where we’re going! You’re invited to contemplate this passage of time in the old growth forest of Headlands, and to participate in engaging storytelling of the night sky. The stars of the season have lent themselves to many cultural tales and traditions, some of which will be shared both indoors and out, especially since these 12 days correspond to the 12 months of the year, and these to the 12 constellations of the zodiac. In addition to snowshoe hiking through the woods, guests can participate in making a workbook/journal designed to allow for contemplation of life experience relative to the stars.
“Winter stargazing can be deeply satisfying, because the cool air makes the night crisp and clear,” said Mary Stewart Adams, Program Director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park.
Program happens rain, snow or shine! If we can’t take to the trails with our snowshoes, then we’ll hike the woods and enjoy the quiet outdoors with tales of the night sky.
Limited number of snowshoes available by reservation, but it is best to bring your own. (231) 348-1713 to reserve a pair.