Hartwick Pines State Park, Grayling

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Hartwick Pines State Park is a 9672acre state park in the US state of Michigan, located in Crawford County near Grayling and Interstate 75. It is the third largest state park on Michigan's Lower Peninsula and the state's fifth-biggest park overall. The park contains an old growth forest of white pines and red pines that resembles the appearance of all of Northern Michigan prior to the logging era.Hartwick Pines Logging MuseumThe Hartwick Pines are a 49acre old-growth remnant of a pine grove that was withdrawn from logging by a local timbering firm in 1927. At that time, very little old-growth pine remained in northern Michigan. One of the heirs of the firm's original owners, Karen Michelson Hartwick, donated the grove, which was then 85acre in size, and 8,000 surrounding acres (32.4 km2) of cutover land to the state of Michigan as a memorial to the logging industry.The state accepted the gift and worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to build the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum adjacent to the grove. The museum was erected in 1934–1935. It contains recreated exhibit rooms, photographs and artifacts of the lumber boom years of northern Michigan. The museum is located in two replica logging camp buildings and also contains outdoor exhibits of logging equipment and an enclosed steam-powered sawmill that is operated during summer special events. The Logging Museum is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Michigan History Museum.
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  • September 25, 2017
    We camped in the campground for three nights. The hosts there were amazing; so attentive and engaging. You could tell they loved being hosts. The campground is very nice. Bathrooms are clean. Sites ar...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    We spent a day here enjoying wood shaving days. My husband stands glued to the old steam saw mill while I shop. Great family fun  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    This is a not to miss destination right of of !-75 north of Grayling, MI. Your hike takes you through an old growth forest with a replica logging camp right along the trails. Awesome scenery.  more »

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