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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 17 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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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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40 attraction reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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19 attraction reviews
481 helpful votes 481 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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52 reviews 52 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We didn't stay at the camp ground we just visited the trails. The visitors station was very nice and the trails were kept up. The museum was very educational and there are small areas where the kids can lay in the old time beds, play checkers and make the table for pretend eating, although I wish they had some fake... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was very surprised at the logging history of Michigan which is shown at Hartwick Pines. There is a very nice indoor presentation as well as a logging camp that gives you an idea of what was used to log the state of Michigan. The careless stripping of the original forest led to intense fires that sterilized the land where... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A most impressive old growth (virgin) forest. A unique woodland. A most impressive old growth (virgin) forest. A unique woodland.

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rosebush
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We love this place. We watched maple syrup making when we went, and explored the museum. It was amazing. There was snow on the ground, but the events drew a good crowd and they had several children's activities.

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