Hartwick Pines State Park, Visitors Center & Logging Museum
Hartwick Pines State Park is named for its 49 acres of old-growth pine forest, some of the last remaining in the state. The park’s rolling hills overlook the valley of the East Branch of the AuSable River, four small lakes and unique timber lands. The park is a great destination for camping, hiking, paddling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, birding and exploring Michigan’s great outdoors.
Hartwick Pines State Park is open year-round. The logging museum is open daily on the following schedule:
- May: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- End of May through early September 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Early September (after Labor Day) through October: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Michigan Forest Visitor Center is also located within Hartwick Pines State Park. The visitor center is open on the following schedule:
- Memorial Day-Labor Day: open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sept.-Oct.: open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Nov.-April: weekends only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Hartwick Pines Memorial Building is a popular landmark in the park. The rustic, lodge-style building was completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and served as the park's visitor center until 1994. This year's host program will take place May 27 to Oct. 31, 2022.
Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building.
A Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park.
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