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Hartwick Pines State Park

Hartwick PinesHartwick Pines is rich in scenic beauty and different habitats. The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines and logging museum. There is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year.

With an area of 9,672 acres, Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state parks in the Lower Peninsula. The park’s rolling hills, which are built of ancient glacial deposit, overlook the valley of the East Branch of the AuSable River, four small lakes and unique timber lands. The principal feature of this park is the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines which gives the park its name. This forest is a reminder of Michigan’s past importance in the pine lumber industry as well as a source of inspiration for the future of our forests. The park is rich in scenic beauty and because of the different habitats it encompasses, there is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round.

Hartwick Pines Visitor Center & Logging Museum

The Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, at Hartwick Pines State Park, draws thousands of visitors, campers and school children each year to see one of Michigan’s last stands of majestic old-growth pine forest.

For many visitors, Hartwick Pines is a mystical place, offering a serene escape from the modern world, and the year-round, fully accessible visitor center is a gateway to the towering pine forest and the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum that helps us remember when “White Pine Was King.”

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Hartwick Pines State Park On Facebook

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Friday December 15th, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Hartwick Pines State Park

It's that time of year! The squirrels are feasting on the bird seed we put out at the Visitor Center and fattening up for winter. Come by the Visitor Center this weekend from 9-4. Snowshoe, ski, or hike then enjoy a cup of hot tea or cider from our warming room while you #SquirrelWatch at #HartwickPines. πŸΏπŸŒ²β˜•πŸŽΏ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Those are some CHUBBY cute squirrels!!!

Saturday December 2nd, 2017 - 12:45 pm

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They're hatching! At the Visitor Center we have salmon eggs that are part of the DNR's Salmon In The Classroom program. Stop by over the next few months to check on their progress! #Salmon #HartwickPines 🐟🐟🐟🐟 ... See MoreSee Less

Theyre hatching! At the Visitor Center we have salmon eggs that are part of the DNRs Salmon In The Classroom program. Stop by over the next few months to check on their progress! #Salmon #HartwickPines 🐟🐟🐟🐟Image attachmentImage attachment

Friday December 1st, 2017 - 10:56 am

Hartwick Pines State Park

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? How about a weekend spent at Hartwick Pines making snowshoes?! We still have a few spots open in our January and March workshops! Call the Visitor Center at 989-348-2537 for more information! #LetItSnow #Snowshoe #HartwickPines

Snowshoe Building WorkshopJan 6, 9:00amReserve you spot and lace your own pair of Bear Paw style snowshoes. This is a highly popular program so reserve your spot today. This two day program costs $185/pair of snowshoes. Call (989) 348-2537 to register.
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Thursday November 23rd, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Michigan DNR! Have a safe holiday weekend. πŸ˜„ πŸ¦ƒ #HappyThanksgiving ... See MoreSee Less

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Hartwick Pines State Park – Photos From Instagram

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