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Winter Wonderland [Snowshoeing and feeding birds

Amazing experience feeding the chickadees at the visitor’s center! The ranger provided us with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mason, Michigan
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Love it here. My favorite place in Michigan.

This is the best forest to walk through. So peaceful. Very calming. The air smells good, and I felt... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience feeding the chickadees at the visitor’s center! The ranger provided us with birdseed and called the birds over, within seconds they were eating out of our hands. After feeding the birds we borrowed snowshoes and went for a quick 30 minute walk through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank warnermrs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best forest to walk through. So peaceful. Very calming. The air smells good, and I felt so relaxed walking through the old growth forest. I'll keep coming back to this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JalenafromMichigan
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Great trails, awesome trees. Nice quiet place to get a good hike in. Multiple trail options to get the distance you want to go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matt K
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place to walk trails, we heard about trails at this area. We were not sure where to park or where to head, but stumbled upon the entrance on accident. While trying to walk the trail, we found the museum area. Lots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank poukala
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Hartwick is a hidden gem. Try and go during lumberjack days. Such rich history we have here in northern Michigan

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank harleymomma120
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

visted and walked the old growth trail. it has nice and intersting exhibits. easily accessible however it was tricky completing the loop trail after visiting the logging museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelngirls08
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've been going to the Pines since I was very young. My grandparents used to take me and now I am taking my grandchildren. There is a great picnic area and playground. Also a lot of interesting things to see along the pathways. I would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Deborah M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

There was something about the Old Growth Trail really was aww inspiring. The size and age of the trees cause you to become aware of your small place in this world. Also recommend stopping at the visitors center. Great understanding of the area!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanetLKJ
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have family overseas and always take them to Hartwick Pines when they come ( different family members) this time mom came and went for a second time. It's always fun to explain the history of this town and walk in the woods.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Visitor center with historic displays. Great walking trails, including lumber historic museum and a chapel, not to mention the pine forest. Larger trail system for hiking and biking. I'm consistently amazed that this place isn't packed daily.

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 8, 2017|
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Response from fdajnowicz | Reviewed this property |
Cabin has three bunk beds: one with a full mattress on the bottom, the rest are twin. It is also furnished with a table with benches and propane heat. Outside is a hand pump for water, a vault toilet, picnic table, a grill... More
Melissa T
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Michael0361 | Reviewed this property |
Melissa...Harwick Pines is a forest park. Most of it is pine woods, but there are two small lakes there, which are used for canoeing more than anything else. I'm not sure if they allow swiming but you can call and ask. No... More
Melissa T
March 11, 2017|
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Response from williamg367 | Reviewed this property |
Not really. But there is Higgins Lake just south of there that has swimming and recreation.