Critters in the Moonlight October 2009 – On Saturday, October 16, Hartwick Pines State Park will once again be hosting the annual “Critters in the Moonlight” Halloween Walk. This event will be held from 5 to 8:30pm on Saturday evening. While this program is especially focused for families with young children, all who come out will enjoy the Jack-O-Lantern lit walk through a portion of the Old Growth Forest and meet several of Michigan’s forest animals. These animals portrayed by costumed volunteers will tell you a little about themselves to dispel some common misconceptions about them. These “critters” will include a bat, skunk, bear, wolf, snake, owl, spider, vulture, and others. Boy Scout troop #1 from Gaylord will be serving hot dogs, chili and hot cocoa for a fee.
The “Critters in the Moonlight” Halloween Walk will be held at the park’s picnic area. There is no admission for this program, however a State Park Motor Vehicle Permit is required for park entry.
About Hartwick Pines
The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of old growth pines and logging museum. With 9,672 acres in which to roam, Hartwick Pines is a great destination for paddling, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, picnicking, birding, hunting, fishing and exploring Michigan’s great outdoors. Hartwick Pines Logging Museum depicts the state’s 19th-century logging era, when Michigan led the nation in sawed lumber production.