Headlands Dark Sky Program

Friday, September 5 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Harvest Moon Dance with Live Music! Dark Sky Viewing Area    The rhythmic rising and setting of sun and moon and stars throughout the season draws forth an abundant harvest from the Earth, and a desire to dance in the rest of us!

Bluestem Farm Hayride & Potluck, Sep 13th

Saturday, Aug 16th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Meet the farmers and get an up-close look at the animals, vegetable gardens, woods, and fields that make up Bluestem Farm, and share a potluck meal. Families welcome. Free. Like farming, this hayride happens rain or shine, but there’s a big barn for cover if the weather’s notContinue Reading

Bearcub Outfitters’ Family Hike, Aug 23rd

Bubbling Springs Conservancy Trail August 23rd 10am This will be a short and easy hike for all ages. Just a few miles from downtown Petoskey, this 15-acre preserve offers a short trail system and natural oasis for exploration. While enjoying a mix of mature upland hardwood forest and a swampy corridor with a small stream, tryContinue Reading

New Moon Stargaze Picnic, Headlands Dark Sky Park, Aug 25th

Location: Dark Sky Viewing Area at Headlands Dark Sky Park Time: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Summer is not complete without an evening relaxing on a blanket beneath the stars in Northwest Michigan! Stargazer’s bonus: The richest part of the Milky Way arcs overhead in August.

Kids Outdoors Otsego family hike, Aug 23rd

Saturday, August 23rd   10:00 to noon Aspen Park in Gaylord Join Kids Outdoors Otsego hiking along some shady trails, sunny meadows, and probably a stop at the pond.   It is a Gaylord City park, located at the east end of Commerce Blvd (the street that goes to the post office).    As usual, you’ll beContinue Reading

Geocache & Scavenger Hunt at Sturgeon River Preserve, Aug 16th

Aug 16th, 1-4:00 pm Family fun at Sturgeon River Preserve 3749 Whitmarsh Rd, Vanderbilt MI Nature Scavenger Hunt Nature Coloring Books Learn how to Geocache!  No experience necessary.  GPS units provided by HeadWaters Land Conservancy For more information contact Libby Benjamin, 989-731-0573, LBenjamin@headwatersconservancy.org

Perseid Meteor Shower Picnic, Headlands Dark Sky Park, Aug 12th

Time: starting at sunset, 8:54 p.m. Location: Dark Sky Viewing Area at Headlands Dark Sky Park Though the Perseids are diminished by nearly Full moonlight this year, we can think of no better way to spend an evening in Northern Michigan than beside the shores of the Great Lake, with moonlight on high and theContinue Reading

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Aug 9th

FREE (Families Reaching Educational Excellence) 2nd Saturday Series: A Family Affair Noon to 4 Free admission for families.  Please no groups or organizations.   Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Questions? 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Bluestem Farm Hayride & Potluck, Aug 16th

Saturday, Aug 16th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Meet the farmers and get an up-close look at the animals, vegetable gardens, woods, and fields that make up Bluestem Farm, and share a potluck meal. Families welcome. Free. Like farming, this hayride happens rain or shine, but there’s a big barn for cover if the weather’s notContinue Reading

Lights Out Across the Straits – Lights Out Across the Bay

Tuesday, July 29 Lights Out Across the Straits; Lights Out Across the Bay ~ The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower will rain overhead this night, and the communities of St Ignace and Mackinaw, as well as Harbor Springs and Petoskey, are taking the pledge to turn off the lights in a friendly competition to see whoContinue Reading