Hartwick Pines State Park

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Hartwick Pines State Park


Location:In Crawford County, 3 miles north of I-75 Exit 259 on M-93, northeast of Grayling.
Facilities:100 modern campsites, organization campground, rustic cabin, picnic area and shelter, modern restrooms, trails, fishing piers, visitor center/museum (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, wildlife observation, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park's principal feature is a 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines, one of the last remaining tracts of virgin pines in the Midwest. The Hartwick Pines Logging Museum (closed in winter) is located near the park's Michigan Forest Visitor Center, which offers exhibits and displays relating to Michigan's forests.
Address:4216 Ranger Rd
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone:989-348-7068
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=453
Size: 9,762 acres.

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In addition to Hoeft, parks that commemorate lumber barons include Hartwick Pines, Mears, Mitchell, Sterling, Wilson, and Wells.
Hartwick Pines State Park (Grayling): Major Edward E.
In Michigan, the old growth pines are today found at Hartwick Pines State Park, once an overlooked lumber tract near Grayling in the Lower Peninsula, where one may bend backward to see "the trunks straight and brown .
In another promotion, Leonard offered souvenir glasses emblazoned with the image of the nearly completed Mackinac Bridge, the Hartwick Pines forest, or the Soo Locks--available "free" with a minimum purchase of 10 gallons of gas.
HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK NEAR GRAYLING IS CELEBRATING ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ALL SEASON LONG.
Hartwick Pines was dedicated in 1935, after Karen Hartwick donated 8,800 acres of land to the state of Michigan to honor her husband Edward, who had died in France during World War I.