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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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For a peaceful camping trip or a day trip

A great place to camp. The ONLY down grading is the lack of a beach or swimming. There are 2... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fdajnowicz
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Canton, Michigan
Short visit on the way home

Was interesting to see the White Pines Some are huge ( not like trees out west though) But taking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
annette19652016
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Bath, Michigan
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“old growth” (23 reviews)
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4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
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+1 800-447-2757
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to camp. The ONLY down grading is the lack of a beach or swimming. There are 2 trout ponds within walking distance to the campground

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was interesting to see the White Pines Some are huge ( not like trees out west though) But taking more than two people to hug it all the way around Glad we made a stop for an hour or maybe a little longer on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this park for a short day trip. Had a very nice picnic area and playground. Public bathrooms were clean and modern. The logging history part was very interesting and we all enjoyed walking through it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the best. An awesome place to hang out and see some cool history. This is one cool place to hang out

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park to see the old growth white pine forest. The Michigan Forest Visitor Center, just inside the park gates, is good but doesn't have a lot to do. There is a small museum with exhibits on the trees, Michigan logging history, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live about a half hour away from this park and when we have visitors from down state, we almost always suggest a trip there to get a good walk, admire the trees and share the logging industry information. We go year round - it's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Melissa T
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
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
28 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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