Michigan Trails Week is just around the corner. This year it falls on the last full week of September, the 19th through the 26th. So what is Michigan Trails Week? Well, it’s basically a focus on getting outside while the weather is still pleasant and the biting and stinging insects are rarely problematic.
For those of us who live year-‘round in northern Michigan, we know that the spring weather is pretty unpredictable. Rain, snow, breezy, 40s one day and 60s the next, then back to high 30s. But September is pretty much warm and sunny. Maybe a few showers here and there but even those are welcomed if the weather is warm.
At Hartwick Pines during Michigan Trails Week we are offering daily guided hikes along the Old Growth Trail. The specific times have not be determined because we will most likely have a few school groups that will be visiting us to learn about the forest and the White Pine Logging Era at our Logging Museum. Feel free to call us during that week (989) 348-2537 to ask what times our tours will be offered, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anytime is a great time to hike at this and other beautiful state parks and natural areas around northern Michigan. From Dead Mans Overlook just past Gaylord to the Mason Tract, there are hundreds of miles on hiking trails surrounding us. In fact, there are books filled with easy to difficult hikes that take 15 minutes to days! Get out and find the trails of your dreams and enjoy hiking in northern Michigan!