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Hartwick Pines State Park

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Address: 4216 Ranger Road (M-93), Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738
Phone Number: 800-447-2757; 989-348-7068
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Activities: Camping

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Peaceful summer walk

Beautiful forest trails, interesting logging history. We enjoyed spending an afternoon walking through the visitor centre and the old forest trail

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful forest trails, interesting logging history. We enjoyed spending an afternoon walking through the visitor centre and the old forest trail

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Grand Blanc MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed in this park one night. We were on our way to Mackinaw and decided to enjoy nature. This is a large state park, and it literally looks like the picture when inside. The amazing thing is how quiet it is!

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Have camped there many times. Has a nice lumber camp to visit with a hiking trail. Close to Grayling MI. a nice small town to visit.

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Portage, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The park itself was great, but what I loved most were the unpaved trails it offers. Many options for those who want to walk long distances or not much at all!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went to get some exercise and learn about the logging camps and history of the old hardwood forests. What a delightful afternoon! They have done a wonderful job of explaining what we were experiencing and seeing. There were some great hands on activities for those with children. The museum and the visitor center were really well done. We could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful easy paved walking trails, nice museum and lumberjack history, quite and peaceful. Peaceful small chapel with a beautiful prayer inside. A wonderful place to have a picnic, ride bikes and just be one with nature and smell the fresh scent of pine and fresh air.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

One of our favorite campgrounds. Trails to hike, a nice nearby town and scenic river for paddling along with Mountain biking and a nice paved bike trail from the park to town.

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Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been going to Hartwick Pines State Park for the past 15 years. We love the winding drive back to the campground and all the trails you can take your bikes on. They have your ADA sites, traditional electric only sites, as well as full hook up and every site is very spacious. There is a beautiful visitors center,... More 

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Roseville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice walk through the Pines holding that special someone's hand. Bring a picnic lunch to cap off the experience. We brought fried chicken. Let the kids romp on the playground. Great photo opportunities - bring camera. Enjoy God's provision of beautiful nature and family/friends all at once.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I hadn't been here for decades. I was surprised by the changes. Good transitions. Beautiful campgrounds. Modern bathrooms and showers. Friendly camp hosts. (Went above the call of duty for us.) The old growth forest is a place to rediscover nature. Quiet stroll on a paved path. Lumber museums. Occasionally have festivals on weekends. Deer. Coyotes. Owls. I especially love... More 

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