I feel like we are very blessed in Michigan when it comes to spectacular sights of nature; we have hundreds of waterfalls, thousands of lakes, gorgeously colored rocks, and more! Including some "of the best places in the world to view the northern lights"!

According to Pure Michigan, Michigan is home to three spots in particular that have some truly excellent views of the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights. See where they are in the list below!

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    The Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City

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    Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin

    If the dark park in Mackinaw City is a bit of a drive for you (it's at the tippy top of the LP), you can visit this one! Port Crescent State Park is right at the tip of the thumb and "has a designated area where no electric lights exists for miles," so the gorgeous night skies can be viewed unobstructed.

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    Isolated spots on Lake Superior through the Upper Peninsula

    I didn't know this, but Pure Michigan explains that two of the biggest positives that our state has in regards to seeing the northern lights are our latitude and "relatively low light pollution", especially along the shores of Lake Superior. The skies are super dark, leading to brighter starlight and auroras. And, you can "take in a 180 degree unobstructed view of the night sky" when looking north across Lake Superior.

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