If you think your job is difficult, you haven’t seen anything yet! Logging in the 1800’s was one of the most common jobs available. In the 19th century, the country was being built. For the thousands of people moving to the north to places like Michigan and Chicago, wood was in high demand. To fill […]
Historical Fourth of July celebration at the Hartwick Pines State Park Logging Museum beginning at 2pm. Brief explanation from historical interpreter about how the 4th was celebrated in the 1800’s, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Participate in 19th century activities and tour the historic logging museums.
Back by popular demand, Hartwick Pines State Park will once again offer its Critters in the Moonlight Halloween Walk on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 8:15 p.m. While this program is especially designed for families with young children, all who come out will enjoy walking along the Old Growth Trail lit with more than 200 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. […]
Recreation Passport Required at State Forest Campgrounds and Non-Motorized Pathway Parking Areas A change designed to bolster funding for state forest recreation programs and provide better, more coordinated management of all state-administered campsites and non-motorized pathways was approved at the March 8 Natural Resources Commission meeting. Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes signed a […]
Hartwick Pines State Park will host the annual Black Iron Days Festival on August 25 & 26; the largest annual gathering of blacksmiths in Michigan. Over 50 craftsmen and women will be on hand demonstrating their trade at the logging museum located at the park. The two-day event, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 […]
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced that the Michigan Forest Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines State Park will host its annual Forest Fest on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forest Fest will provide fun, educational activities designed to help children and families learn about this important natural resource. Children […]
Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling will host its annual Wood Shaving Days Festival on July 21 & 22 at the park’s Logging Museum. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, visitors can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the historic steam-powered sawmill cutting logs into pine boards; listen to traditional music and […]