Plan Your Visit

The grounds, trails, and viewing areas at the Headlands are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Visitors are welcome to stay out through the night for dark-sky viewing opportunities, but camping is not permitted.


Programs and Events Schedule

Scheduled programs take place rain or shine unless otherwise noted. Please save some time during your visit to stop by our Visitor Center and “Out of This World” Gift Shop located in the Waterfront Event Center.


How to Limit Light Pollution with Robert Parrish @ Headlands International Dark Sky Park
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

Come out to the Headlands Friday, Sept. 23, for a presentation on light pollution by Robert Parrish, Michigan-based advocate and delegate for the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), the recognized authority on light pollution. Parrish has had a fascination with the stars and dark skies since he was a young boy and channels his lifelong interest into advocacy for reducing light pollution. He recently led the International Dark Sky Park application process for another dark sky park in Michigan and often gives presentations about dark skies to communities around the state. He also frequently authors dark sky articles for local papers and other relevant online outlets.