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Hartwick Pines State Park

4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
+1 800-447-2757
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My girlfriend and I enjoyed our walk through the park of beautiful trees and wild flowers Along... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Caroline B
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South Lyon, Michigan
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Breathe in the Peace

To walk through the Old Growth Forest makes it east to forget everything else. The trees-all of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Candace C
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Freeport, IL
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“old growth” (21 reviews)
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4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our walk through the park of beautiful trees and wild flowers Along the way we saw the welcome center and a log mans cabin that was very educational. Can you imagine making 35 loaves of bread a day along with...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 2 days ago

To walk through the Old Growth Forest makes it east to forget everything else. The trees-all of them-are SO tall it is just amazing. SO peaceful and tranquil. You can also see what logging in Michigan was like at the logging camp-try your hand at...More

Thank Candace C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lecture on the Kirtland's Warbler prior to the start of the tour. The guide, who works for Michigan Audubon, is knowledgeable and quite capable of answering questions. Souvenirs and books are available. The warblers were found quite quickly. DO NOT GO INTO...More

Thank UpstateNYBirder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park to meet the Michigan Audubon representative for the Kirtland's Warbler presentation. We walked the Old Growth Trail....wish we had been able to spend more time on it. Loved the window bird feeders! I haven't seen an Evening Grosbeak in many, many...More

Thank retiredandlovinit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big tree is so big and the tree is a pine tree. The park is full of beautiful views and has so many cool things to experience. From my 8 year old

Thank Scottfree12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the visitor center and you are in the middle of old growth pines, the only ones left in Michigan. Fantastic to see the largest trees this side of Colorado. They have a logging museum and its good to take a...More

Thank Mikey88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to visit Hartwick Pines with our granddaughter's 4th grade class. The guides were wonderful!! They were excellent, knowledgeable speakers who held the interest of the students. The paved trail made the walk through the woods easy. The park is very well maintained....More

Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short level walk from parking lot to see the only area of unlogged old growth white pines. This remnant stand is why this state park was founded. Almost everywhere else in Michigan and Wisconsin was logged. After such clear-cutting the land was hardly...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the morning here and were very impressed with the facilities and could have stayed longer. People were very helpful and there was lots to see. Highly recommended.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lots of bugs so bring your spray. A very nice State Park. We joined the Michigan Audubon Society to try to see a Kirtland's Warbler and we found a few. Please respect nature and stay on the paths.

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Melissa T
Hello, is there a beach in the parking or somewhere for kids to swim in the summer time?
12 March 2017|
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Response from Michael D | 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
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Melissa T
Hello, is there a beach here or somewhere for the kids to swim in the summer months. thanks
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.
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Dawn S
Do you rent snow shoes to use in your park?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
The park does not rent out snowshoes, but I'm sure you can use them. Most of the park is a forest.
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