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Wood Shaving Days 2018
10am – 4pm each day. Wood carvers, blacksmiths and other artisans demonstrate how they make their crafts; steam-powered sawmill will be operating. Hartwick Pines State Park. No charge for the event, however, you must have a Michigan Recreation Passport on your vehicle to enter the park.
About the Venue:
Hartwick Pines was donated to the state in 1927 by lumber baron Edward Hartwick’s wife, Karen. She donated the land in honor of Edward who did in the war in France. She donated over 8,000 acres initially as a park for locals who had been using the area for picnics for years. Over the years, the state gained more land surrounding the area and now has over 9,000 acres.
Hartwick Pines is home to not only the largest stand of Old Growth white pine in the state, but also a variety of other habitats as well including upland and lowland, wetlands, bogs, lakes, rivers, mixed forests and more! Home to bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, ermin, birds, snakes, fish and a host of other animals, it also serves as a great place to educate both young and old. From Michigan state history to nature, the park is a great place to explore year round.
No matter what time of the year you choose to visit, you can always find plenty to see and do. Skiing, hiking, biking, exploring and even fishing or kayaking, there is something for everyone. Home to 3 hiking trails, each has something different to offer. Bike trails and other fun events throughout the year make Hartwick Pines one of Grayling’s top destinations for travel.