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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

Below are the latest postings from the Hartwick Pines State Park Page 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. 🐿🌲☕🎿 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Those are some CHUBBY cute squirrels!!!

Saturday December 2nd, 2017 - 12:45 pm

Hartwick Pines State Park

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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Snowshoe Building Workshop

Thursday November 23rd, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Hartwick Pines State Park

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Michigan DNR! Have a safe holiday weekend. 😄 🦃 #HappyThanksgiving ... See MoreSee Less

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Hartwick Pines State Park – Photos From Instagram

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Cross Country Ski Headquarters via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Cross Country Ski Headquarters, choose “Cross Country Ski Headquarters” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Latest, Updated Photos via Facebook

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Friday December 15th, 2017 - 5:40 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Best trail pic of the year, or maybe ever. Happy Friday 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Best trail pic of the year, or maybe ever. Happy Friday 😊

 

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True beauty!

Looks like the return trail from Manitou. Oh man I want to be there!

Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 7:35 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Ladies and gents, the trails are starting to look pretty darn good after today’s grooming effort by the one and only Butch Stockton. Head to HQ this weekend for long awaited skiing, great food, and great company! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday December 12th, 2017 - 1:43 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Isn’t our Franny just the cutest?? No one can match a base layer to a vest like she can. Bonus: she sells skis like a champ, too! #employeeoftheyear #again ... See MoreSee Less

Isn’t our Franny just the cutest?? No one can match a base layer to a vest like she can. Bonus: she sells skis like a champ, too! #employeeoftheyear #again

 

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All this is true. Go Franny. What's with the glasses?

Tuesday December 12th, 2017 - 11:50 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Beautiful morning for a sunrise ski! Can anyone guess what trail this? ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful morning for a sunrise ski! Can anyone guess what trail this?

 

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Manitou?

Tall pines/Wild Turkey?

Manitou?

Rolling Hills ⛷

Manitou it is! Facing backwards down the far hill.

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Monday December 11th, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Snow is really starting to come down now! Dreamy. #xcskihq #comeskiwithus ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday December 11th, 2017 - 10:15 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Jordyn Ross, former NMU nordic rockstar, shared her expertise with an eager group of skiers on Saturday. Poling, climbing, and transitions were the main focuses of the advanced skate clinic. Now it’s time to practice! #xcskihq #skateskiing #realwomenskiuphill #realmenskiuphill ... See MoreSee Less

Jordyn Ross, former NMU nordic rockstar, shared her expertise with an eager group of skiers on Saturday. Poling, climbing, and transitions were the main focuses of the advanced skate clinic. Now it’s time to practice! #xcskihq #skateskiing #realwomenskiuphill #realmenskiuphill

Sunday December 10th, 2017 - 10:53 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Happy happy joy joy, the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe is now open!! Stop in for hot panini sandwiches on Traverse City Stonehouse Bread, fresh cookies and muffins, and of course famous Chili. Open every day! #stonehousebread #xcskihq ... See MoreSee Less

Happy happy joy joy, the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe is now open!! Stop in for hot panini sandwiches on Traverse City Stonehouse Bread, fresh cookies and muffins, and of course famous Chili. Open every day! #stonehousebread #xcskihq

 

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Saturday December 9th, 2017 - 9:37 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

It’s a beautiful day to take a ski clinic, or demo some new skis! The practice area has at least a foot of excellent, groomed snow. Oh, and did we mention the Stone Turtle Cafe is OPEN! #chili #boscosticks #chocolatechipcookies #puremichigan ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a beautiful day to take a ski clinic, or demo some new skis! The practice area has at least a foot of excellent, groomed snow. Oh, and did we mention the Stone Turtle Cafe is OPEN! #chili #boscosticks #chocolatechipcookies #puremichigan

 

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Wish we could come!

Kevin Podolski. Come on up!

Tim Young Michael Gagnier

Friday December 8th, 2017 - 10:50 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

That’s a wrap! Thanks to Fox 2 Detroit WJBK (and Buddy the elf) for your most excellent hospitality. Off to WJR 760am for our next stop! ... See MoreSee Less

That’s a wrap! Thanks to Fox 2 Detroit WJBK (and Buddy the elf) for your most excellent hospitality. Off to WJR 760am for our next stop!

 

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Is there any way to see a replay of this? I checked their website. Did you get it posted to YouTube?

I caught it you were great!

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Friday December 8th, 2017 - 8:35 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Bob and Mariah are taking the show on the road at Fox 2 Detroit WJBK this morning! Tune in just after 9:30am and get stoked for an awesome winter of skiing. @fox2detroit #greatlakeswintertrails #imronburgundy ... See MoreSee Less

Bob and Mariah are taking the show on the road at Fox 2 Detroit WJBK this morning! Tune in just after 9:30am and get stoked for an awesome winter of skiing. @fox2detroit #greatlakeswintertrails #imronburgundy

 

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He’s now a television personality! When will it ever end😎!

And phones are ringing!!!! It doesn’t take long!!!!

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Lookin good out there! Who’s ready to get on some snow this weekend? ... See MoreSee Less

Lookin good out there! Who’s ready to get on some snow this weekend?

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 7:49 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Let there be socks! No matter what’s on their Christmas list, deep down what they really want is warm, cozy feet. Our Smartwool socks are ALWAYS 10% off! Merry merry 😁🎄 #shoplocal #smartwool #fitssocks ... See MoreSee Less

Let there be socks! No matter what’s on their Christmas list, deep down what they really want is warm, cozy feet. Our Smartwool socks are ALWAYS 10% off! Merry merry 😁🎄 #shoplocal #smartwool #fitssocks

Wednesday December 6th, 2017 - 2:50 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

We’re in business, baby! Snowmaking has commenced and will continue for the upcoming few days and nights. We should have tons of snow in the practice area by Saturday for the Jordyn Ross ski clinic! ... See MoreSee Less

We’re in business, baby! Snowmaking has commenced and will continue for the upcoming few days and nights. We should have tons of snow in the practice area by Saturday for the Jordyn Ross ski clinic!
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Hanson Hills Photos

Hanson Hills – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Hanson Hills via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Hanson Hills, choose “Hanson Hills” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Hanson Hills Recreation Area Photos – Latest, Updated Photos via Facebook

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Friday December 15th, 2017 - 8:56 am

Hanson Hills

It’s showtime!! TV13 in Grand Rapids!! #mywintertrails.
Cross Country Trail Report: All trails are being snow combed this morning. Lodge and trails open 9am-4pm.
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It’s showtime!! TV13 in Grand Rapids!! #mywintertrails.
Cross Country Trail Report: All trails are being snow combed this morning. Lodge and trails open 9am-4pm.

Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:40 am

Hanson Hills

Downhill/Tubing: Tentative Opening Date December 23rd.

Cross Country Trail Report: Dress Warm!! Groomers Jason and Tommy G are facing the cold head on this morning. Jason is snow combing all trails, while Tommy G is strategically placing new trail maps and intersection markers. Also, Tommy G is testing out the track setter as well, no promises but we are hopeful for some tracks down wilderness today... Lodge and Trails Open 9am-4pm today. (Tommy has set tracks down blue and green this morning)
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Downhill/Tubing: Tentative Opening Date December 23rd. 

Cross Country Trail Report: Dress Warm!! Groomers Jason and Tommy G are facing the cold head on this morning. Jason is snow combing all trails, while Tommy G is strategically placing new trail maps and intersection markers. Also, Tommy G is testing out the track setter as well, no promises but we are hopeful for some tracks down wilderness today... Lodge and Trails Open 9am-4pm today.  (Tommy has set tracks down blue and green this morning)

Tuesday December 12th, 2017 - 10:29 am

Hanson Hills

Holiday Hours & Season Specials:
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Holiday Hours & Season Specials:
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Monday December 11th, 2017 - 9:29 am

Hanson Hills

View from our office!—-#mywintertrails ... See MoreSee Less

View from our office!—-#mywintertrails

 

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That looks familiar....lol

Trails are shaping up nicely. Good ski tonite.

Saturday December 9th, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Hanson Hills

Almost showtime!!! Tickets will be sold at the door!$20 gets you a great movie and entered into our door prize raffles! Also we are selling bucket raffle tickets! Fundraiser for our children’s snow sports programs! Doors open at 2:30! ... See MoreSee Less

Almost showtime!!! Tickets will be sold at the door!$20 gets you a great movie and entered into our door prize raffles! Also we are selling bucket raffle tickets! Fundraiser for our children’s snow sports programs! Doors open at 2:30!
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Hanson Hills Photos – Winter 2015 – 2016 – via Hanson Hills Page on Facebook (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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