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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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My husband and I came up to visit friends that were staying at the park. We walked among the giant trees, so beautiful and peaceful. Be sure to go back and visit the old ccc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came up to visit friends that were staying at the park. We walked among the giant trees, so beautiful and peaceful. Be sure to go back and visit the old ccc campground, nice piece of history.

Thank Sue D
New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice within about 3 weeks because it was that nice! We have a stroller and the paved pathway through the old growth forest was great. THeres a beautiful Chapel in the old growth. Nice indoor facilities with educational displays about logging. They maintain this place very well. I highly recommend it for tree lovers.

Thank Janesays_11
Royal Oak, United States
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144 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Visiting / walking through the Hartwick Pines State Park is a moving experience on many levels. As you progress first through the educational displays at the Visitor Center, & then outward into the forest on the handicap accessable paths, you are involved in the natural sanctuary around you. Numerous examples of the Logger’s Work abound in replica buildings & a... More 

Thank Ernest M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Hartwick Pines is a State park that has trails to hike and a center to tell you all about trees. We had our own personal guide and tell us all about trees and how to tell the difference between pines. The park also has a museum of CC camps all for free.

Thank Sarah P
Tupelo, Mississippi
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is such a beautiful natural area, plus very educational. After a nice, easy hike thru the old growth woods, there is a really nice lumber camp museum with many hands on activities for kids. Our group was all adults and in the fall there were no live demonstrations, but it was very interesting still. The staff there were very... More 

Thank Cabingal55
Frederic, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife and I attended a demonstration of logging, including sawing logs into boards by an original steam engine power saw. There were also blacksmithing and wood carving demonstrations. The park offers these programs periodically during the summer and fall; the dates can be found on their web site. The park itself is glorious and the ranger station offers outstanding... More 

Thank Drew H
Grand Rapids
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The family and I stopped there on a slightly rainy day, but with the tree canopy we didn't even get very wet while walking through the forest. My two boys enjoyed the walk and playing "old time" checkers in the lumberjack cabin. We all enjoyed ourselves and are planning on going back and camping at the state park campground next... More 

Thank AQMike
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautifully laid out and accessible. Gives one a real feeling of what forests in Michigan were like before logging: immensely tall pines, with spidery hemlocks below, and almost no undergrowth. The entire experience is almost spiritual. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Took a delightful hike through this park and loved it. The sun was setting through the "old growth" pines which set a dramatic scene and an incoming storm added nicely to the sounds of the forest. If you're in the area and have some time or need a spot to camp this is it. The canopy in the forest creates... More 

Thank MClaytonCarson
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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