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Headlands (U.S.)

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Beach at The Headlands, Michigan, USA. Photo © Robert deJonge, used by permission.

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Designated

2011

Category

Dark Sky Park

Address

Emmet County, Michigan
USA

Contact

Ms. Mary Stewart Adams
Website

Land Area

2.4 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release
2016 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report

About

The Headlands Park in Michigan, USA has more to offer than dazzling views of Orion and the Milky Way. Artificial lighting is rare within the 243-hectare park on the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and Emmet County intends to keep the area as natural as possible. A county-wide outdoor lighting ordinance helps curtail the growth of artificial light at night in surrounding areas, while the land in and around the park is zoned for natural conditions and strict limits on outdoor lighting. The park hosts regular events celebrating the night sky such as nighttime storytelling, starry cruises, star parties and astrophotography nights, and special events such as lunar eclipse viewings.

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