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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logging era.Hartwick Pines Logging MuseumThe Hartwick Pines are a 49acre old-growth remnant of a pine grove that was withdrawn from logging by a local timbering firm in 1927.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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  • Sky scraper tall trees and beauty all around you. Well marked trails, would recommend to the young or young of heart to enjoy the beauty of nature here.  more »
  • 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  more »
  • 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 lo...  more »

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