Not every outdoor activity has to be done in daylight hours. Headlands is 550 acres of protected land sitting at the northern tip of the state, with more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline. It first became a Dark Sky Reserve in 2011, becoming the 6th Reserve in the entire USA and 9th in the world, and means the park will stay dark and protected forever. Take a stargazing trip and be amazed at how brightly the stars illuminate the sky, and if lucky, perhaps catch a viewing of the northern lights.
But that’s not all. Visit by day to explore the marked nature trails through the woodlands, where hikers and cyclists (and in winter, cross-country skiers) can experience the park’s beauty, and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife: bald eagles, ospreys, white-tailed deer, and sometimes even black bears.