Hartwick Pines State Park reviews
Great state park campground with large clean sites. Some with trees and shade. Does seem to get busy and full fast, but also quiet and peaceful at the same time. Restrooms appeared to be cleaned... more »
Nice, quiet park - we were here Tuesday through Friday. Great place to relax and unwind - bring a book because you won't be needing your electronic devices. Drove 4 miles into Grayling for cell... more »
This place is very special to my dad. The kids loved it and he loved showing them. A day pass for the state park was under $10, but since we were planning on doing other parks we opted for the $33 annual pass. The visitor center is worth the money. So much information on the logging camp. The logging camp itself is very interesting to walk around and see what life was like. Take the walk up to the chapel. It is peaceful and pretty. Worth it. The picnic area has horseshoes, a playground, plenty of tables, bathrooms and even a basketball hoop. Very nice time there, all of the views were beautiful. We loved it, the kids loved it. Very well done.
What can I say. This place is both breath taking and magical. I have been wanting to visit the Pines for over forty years. The intricate displays and bunk houses are comparable or better than Lumbermans Monument in the Huron National Forest. Walking the trails and seeing the old growth as it has been for centuries was magical. Definitely worth a stop on your way to or from Up North. Very memorable.
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