Tag Archives: environmentally conscious

Sixth Annual ‘Headlands Challenge’, Headlands Dark Sky Park, Oct 25th

Location: Begin at the park entrance, end at the Guest House Time: 8 to 10 p.m. Each year, we park our cars, turn off the lights and head off into the dark to meet ‘Destiny’ during the Headlands Challenge and Triple Fright Night in Northern Emmet County. Walk the one-mile, dimly-lighted path through this old-growthContinue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Program

Friday, Oct. 17 8 to 10 p.m. Guest House “The Hero’s Meteor Shower” Orion was a great hunter to the Ancient Greeks; Osiris to the Ancient Eqyptians; and in the world of Fairy Tale, he is the giant whom Jack encounters once he trades his cow for a handful of beans.

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Oct 11th

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

Headlands Dark Sky Program

Saturday, Sept. 20 7 to 9 p.m. Guest House “Waning Moon Stargaze and Aurora Talk” There is evidence that the aurora are more frequent at the times of Equinox each year. Join us with aurora experts and photographers to celebrate this most popular of celestial events, on the eve of Autumnal Equinox. (Please note thisContinue Reading

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Sept 13th

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

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