These Three Places In Michigan Have Some Of The Best Views Of The Northern Lights!
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!
This dark park offers some exceptionally dark skies because of the lack of light pollution. The park itself is about 600 acres sitting "on more than two miles of undeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline in Emmet County", so it's far removed from anything that would disturb the view. You can't camp there, but you can visit year round; the park is open 24/7.
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.
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.