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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, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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296 reviews 296 reviews
19 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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