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Hartwick Pines State Park

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Address: 4216 Ranger Rd # (M-93, Crawford County, Grayling, MI 49738-6349
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Great park

We go here often for the various events in the park or to get outside and hike the trails. The park is beautiful and kept very clean. There are paved paths to walk on and numerous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kimberly N
Grayling, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go here often for the various events in the park or to get outside and hike the trails. The park is beautiful and kept very clean. There are paved paths to walk on and numerous outbuildings showcasing the area's history.

Thank Kimberly N
Riverview, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic gem to take your family and camp. Where else can you hunt for turkey, deer, bear and partridge, fish for trout on a quiet stream, walk through an ancient pine forest, and have a fantastic dinner in or near Grayling at one of many fine establishments. This is truly "North." Avoid the crowds and rowdies, stay... More 

Thank WKS1978
Bay City, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We ski here every year. Several loops to consider. Some are pretty flat and some have hills. There is one that runs thought the virgin pines.

Thank LennyJP
Midland, Michigan
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I camped here with my 27' trailer. There was no one there in November, so it gave me the privacy I wanted. The campgrounds are nice and the trails are enjoyable. My only gripe is that the full hookups get turned off in October and the restrooms and showers are closed the 1st of November. That would have been fine,... More 

Thank Ron E
Monticello, Indiana
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped a check out the Logging Museum. It was really neat they had reconstructed a logging camp from the 1800s. It was awesome you can see how the they logged the great forest and with no modern equipment. Then you can hike the last grove of virgin forest left in the northern lower peninsula. If your interested in the history... More 

Thank William G
northern indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice campground. Many sites are wooded, but note that it's more so designed for campers and RVs. Since sites have large asphalt pads, there's only enough room for 1 medium size or two small tents. A large tent will not fit on a wooded site. If you have a camper, though, you'll love it. There are also plenty of... More 

Thank GoddessOGeekdom
Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The hiking is paved, which is not a favorite of mine, but it is accessible to all to see the beautiful old growth forest. The museums are a must, you get to see what it was like back in the "old days" which was an eye opener for this business. They also do a Halloween party/trick or treating down the... More 

Thank Tansy2015
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We drove over from Traverse City to see the old growth forest in Hartwick Pines. The visitor center and logging museum were very informative about the logging history of the area and how this acreage came to be protected. The chapel in the woods was a nice surprise. The walkway through the woods is paved and an easy walk, and... More 

Thank SK1Tallahassee
Ft Worth Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I were vacationing in the area and decided to buy State Park pass. We loved the two small lakes with fishing docks. Went several times and caught a few small fish but area was quiet and scenic. Also have kayaks to rent.

Thank Nancy P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The paths are paved. If someone is looking to take a lovely nature hike and wishes not to have it be challenging this might work . The park is beautiful and peaceful. The staff at the Nature Center are pleasant and helpful. The Nature Center is a nice place to spend time. There is much to learn about Michigans lumber... More 

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