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Wood Shaving Days is scheduled for July 15 & 16, 2023, 10am – 3pm each day. Wood carvers, blacksmiths and other artisans demonstrate how they make their crafts; steam-powered sawmill will be operating at Hartwick Pines State Park. There is no charge for the event, however, you must have a Michigan Recreation Passport on your vehicle to enter the park.
Wood Shaving Days is an annual event that takes visitors back to a “simpler” time. While some things may have been simple during the logging days, there are other things that were not so simple. Wood Shaving and Black Iron Festival teach you about some of the many crafts and skills people during this time in history, needed to know to survive. From whittling to running the steam powered sawmill to forging the tools necessary to cut the trees needed to build America, you will learn all about this and more!
About the Venue:
Hartwick Pines State Park is the largest state park in the lower peninsula. 9,672 acres of woodland, wetlands, uplands, lowlands, rivers, lakes and history make up this amazing destination. Home to almost 50 acres of old growth white pine, Hartwick Pines is most famous for this feature however, it is home to a variety of other features ideal for lovers of the outdoors. 4 lakes (2 accessible), the beautiful East Branch of the AuSable River and even a bog are a few of its other amazing features. Come on out any time and find out what make this park so special!