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Hartwick Pines State Park

4216 Ranger Road (M-93), Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738
800-447-2757; 989-348-7068
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Grayling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping
Traveler Description: Visitors should spend some time at Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling, Mi. With its thousands of undeveloped acres and 49 acres of “Old Growth... more »
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Portage, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My friend was married in the chapel on the hill, it was a beautiful day. Came back the next day to explore more of the trails and loved it. I would definitely recommend visiting here...

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you don't have a state park pass, it will cost $11 for a Michigan played vehicle. The museum's aimed to educate on history of logging (thorough), native trees, threats to them, birds, and animals (kids thought the display on the dozen plus types of scat was both funny and cool). The have various pelts kids can touch, Bird sounds,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Offers many trails and the great Northern Michigan beauty! There is a play area for children, and many picnic tables with grills to use.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've spent many summers in Hartwick Pines campground. We've often walked the trails through the woods and visited the visitor center. Its always interesting and fun for the kids. Beautiful scenery :)

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ann arbor michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We hiked the Au Sable River Trail one morning and loved it. The trail was very well kept up and was very pretty in spots and pleasant and quiet throughout. It was a perfect length (3 miles) for a non-strenuous hike and the entire area was beautiful.

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Troy Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were up in this area for vacationing on Higgins Lake, but the first day in the area the temperatures were going to be only in the low 60's. So, we needed something to do on a cool July day "Up North". This park fit the bill for my young teen children and their friends. This park has some decent... More

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