Hartwick Pines Challenge Trail Run – This stimulating race, a 6.2 mile (10K) or 3.1 mile (5k) course, begins and ends in the Hartwick Pines State Park picnic area and follows the “Weary Legs” or “Aspen” ski and biking trail in Grayling, Michigan. The two track trail takes you through rolling hills of pine, beech, birch and aspen. Your run is entirely through the woods and the surface is hard packed.
A no-fee walk thru the Old Growth White Pine foot trail, approximately one mile, will reward the participant with a view of the logging museum, logging camp and rustic chapel.
Hartwick Pines State Park directions: 4 miles north of Grayling off I-75 at exit 259, then right 2 miles on M-93. Take left at park entrance. Note: a state park passport is needed for entry to the park.
The race begins at 10:00 a.m. on October 6, 2012. For more information, email email@example.com
Hartwick Pines State Park is just one of many great places to take a walk or a run. A multi-use trail makes its way from town to Hartwick Pines and beyond. In addition, beautiufl areas including the Rayburn Estate on Northdown River Road is another great place to explore in addition to a number of other destinations. Surrounded by state forest land, Grayling is an ideal destination for hiking, biking, running, skiing, snowshoeing and even off-roading any time of the year. For more information, check out our other pages which offer tips and ideas of what else to do in Grayling.