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One event on Sat, 18 January 2020 at 1:00 PM
Hartwick Pines Guided Snowshoe Hikes
Hartwick Pines Guided Snowshoe Hikes – Guided snowshoe hikes into the old growth forest are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
Remember to dress for the weather. This event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. To pre-register contact 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 the Venue:
Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling MI – With nearly 10,000 acres, Hartwick Pines State Park is the largest state park in the lower peninsula and the fifth largest park in the entire state. The “Pines” is the location of the Michigan Forest Visitors Center, the official state interpretive center of the Michigan forest industry, from the rustic logging era of the late 1800s, to the modern high-tech forest product industries of today. A Recreation Passport is necessary to enter the park.
The principal feature of the park is the forest of old growth white pines. At one time totaling 85 acres, storm damage and age have reduced the mature forest to some 49 acres. Stretching skyward for 120 feet and more, the giant pines are the only remnants of what Michigan looked like before the arrival of men with axes.
Enjoy a Visitors Center, paved and unpaved hiking trails, mountain biking trails, old-time logging camp and chapel and learn about part of Michigan’s forests and history.
To learn more: Hartwick Pines State Park