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Full Moon Snowshoe Hike – Meet at the contact station for a 2-mile guided hike through moon lit unbroken snow. Limited pairs of snowshoes are available to borrow. Shoe fitting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. The hike will depart at 8 p.m. Hikers do not need to go all two miles and all ages and abilities are welcome. Remember to dress for the weather. This event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For the most up-to-date information call the Hartwick Pines Visitor Center.
Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.
About Hartwick Pines State Park: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 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.
Situated among the towering trees of one of Michigan’s largest remaining stands of virgin white pine, Hartwick Pines Logging Museum depicts the state’s 19th-century logging era when Michigan led the nation in lumber production. The museum is located along the Old Growth Forest Foot Trail, a quarter mile walk from the visitor center. Historical interpretation is provided by the Michigan History Center.