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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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Fun for everyone

They have great walking trails along with some historic buildings. If you like the outdoors and nature there is enough here to keep you busy for most of the day. Make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They have great walking trails along with some historic buildings. If you like the outdoors and nature there is enough here to keep you busy for most of the day. Make sure you hike back far enough to see the chapel in the woods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We always made our final campout with family and friends at Hartwick Pines. The first weekend of October was always spent at Hartwick. Our days and nights were spent around our campfires sharing memories and stories. Some years were warm others were cool, sometimes it rained and sometimes the sun would shine. To us it didn't matter we loved being... More 

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Frederic, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very nice State Park. Lots to see and lots to do. Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, wildlife and much more. Too much for me to describe, lots of detailed information here: http://www.stateparks.com/hartwick_pines.html

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Grand Ledge
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This state park is a favorite of our family for years as I was growing up. The old growth forest was a gift of the family of the lumber company who owned the property. The lumberman museum gives you a taste of what it was like to harvest the forest resources in the early 1900's.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These old growth white pines will bring a Pacific Northwest rainforest feeling in the middle of a hot bright Midwest summer day! Quite a unique and unexpected feeling in Michigan, and it is so close from the interstate that there is no reason to not make a detour while on a long road trip and take a relaxing walk under... More 

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I saw the sign along the expressway the day before and decided to visit later in the week. On the day we visited the Hartwick Pines State Park we arrived late in the afternoon, after all we were on "vacation" time. However, if you're going to add this historic park to your itinerary, do yourself a favor... More 

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Dade City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband visited as a child & wanted to share it with me. Neither of us was disappointed: The magnificence of the pines, the perfect displays that truly capture life at the lumbering camps. The incredible equipment is displayed outdoors.The pathways wind through the beauty, pointing out in modest signage the trees you see. There is a perfect log church... More 

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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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311 reviews 311 reviews
25 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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