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Fantastic Museum

Looking for a place to walk trails, we heard about trails at this area. We were not sure where to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Macomb, Michigan
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Great Historic Park

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Higgins Lake, Michigan
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4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 October 2010

I can't say this park will change your life but it is fairly interesting. If you are doing some canoeing in the Grayling area, this park would make for a nice change of pace. The park's highlight is one of the few virgin pine forests...More

6  Thank M3349ZSjasonp
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2011

The old growth pine forest and the Logging Museum were a treat. It is a must see for anyone interested in nature and some of our area's history. The campgrounds? I have stayed in alot of State Park campgrounds and State Forest Campgrounds and I...More

6  Thank SwtCamping
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All reviews old growth logging museum visitor center white pines nature center hiking trails big trees welcome center bug spray nice campground full hookups logging industry nice walk the loop full service picnic area great place
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank poukala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank harleymomma120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank travelngirls08
Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 2 September 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!

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 28 August 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.

1  Thank Prjonajona
Reviewed 27 August 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.

Thank canoe86
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This campground is one of the better ones in the mid Michigan area. There is a teaching exhibit on the lumbering time in Michigan. Very educational. There i Are two lakes to fish and a nice playground.

Thank ShirleyP1626
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed on sites 16,17 &18. Nice large and clean camping sites. There are very large nice trees. If you are camping turn into the state park then after checking in you will make a left about a mile down is the campground. (I used...More

Thank Char J
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This State Park makes history come alive. At least it did for us. We learned about a lumberjack camp and walked through the museum that is in the park. Nice walking areas, and you can pick up a map at the visitor's center. They offer...More

Thank lindabP4286CR
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9 October 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
12 March 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
12 March 2017|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
Not really. But there is Higgins Lake just south of there that has swimming and recreation.