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Hartwick Pines State Park

Address: 4216 Ranger Road (M-93), Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738
Phone Number: 800-447-2757; 989-348-7068
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Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Grayling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These old growth white pines will bring a Pacific Northwest rainforest feeling in the middle of a hot bright Midwest summer day! Quite a unique and unexpected feeling in Michigan, and it is so close from the interstate that there is no reason to not make a detour while on a long road trip and take a relaxing walk under... More 

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I saw the sign along the expressway the day before and decided to visit later in the week. On the day we visited the Hartwick Pines State Park we arrived late in the afternoon, after all we were on "vacation" time. However, if you're going to add this historic park to your itinerary, do yourself a favor... More 

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Dade City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband visited as a child & wanted to share it with me. Neither of us was disappointed: The magnificence of the pines, the perfect displays that truly capture life at the lumbering camps. The incredible equipment is displayed outdoors.The pathways wind through the beauty, pointing out in modest signage the trees you see. There is a perfect log church... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I camped in the upper peninsula of Michigan this past summer. On our way back to Chicago we detoured inland to see the last stand of old growth white pines in Michigan. We are both tree hugging arborists and look for great trees wherever we go. The camping was good, clean and family friendly. Our campsite was... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to visit in Grayling. Lots of hiking/biking trails that are used for cross country skiing in the winter. Good visitor center that tells the history of logging in the area. Very nice campground with hookups and large sites. Paved bike trail into town.

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Canada
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297 reviews 297 reviews
20 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very nice park with miles and miles of varied hiking trails. The electric sites from about 30 - 48 are nicely spaced and wooded. The others are for RVs and are kind of wide open and stacked together. We were in a tent in a site in the 40's and it was perfect. The electrical hookup was very close and... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Stopped to do some hiking and was able to catch a Guided hike by Craig of the old growth forest. He was very informative and interacted well with all age groups on the walk. Once at the logging camp, one of the guides -Ken B. Showed us around and answered all of our many questions. The guides have much information.... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is well worth a stop off highway, especially if you like old growth forests with huge trees. Very pleasant to drive and walk around the park. The visitors center is also well worth a few minutes to check out. I would highly recommend this place.

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Leonard, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I recently visited Hartwick Pines. We took our dog and it is certainly a dog friendly location. There are several walking trails we walked the 'Old Pine' trail and a portion of the trail to the Ausable River. The Old Pine trail is pretty short there is one area that is hilly, but the entire thing is... More 

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Demotte, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Easy, fun, for all ages from 5-50 was our group. You can pick many hiking, kayaking events and the Welcome center was very nice! We would go back to see what we missed.

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