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About Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling

Hartwick Pines forest sceneHartwick Pines Logging Museum is situated among the towering trees of one of Michigan's largest remaining stands of virgin white pine. Here, visitors return to the state's 19th-century logging era, when thousands of men cut millions of board feet of lumber and Michigan led the nation in sawed lumber production.

Within the forest visitor center and logging camp buildings, exhibits and period rooms tell the stories of the loggers, river men and entrepreneurs who powered Michigan's white pine industry. A paved trail through the forest leads visitors to the 300-year-old Monarch pine, a remnant of the ancient forests that once covered most of northern Michigan.

Log museum building at Hartwick PinesLocated in Hartwick Pines State Park, the park also offers camping, picnicking, hiking and other seasonal activities.

Members of the Friends of Hartwick Pines support and provide volunteer help for programs and projects at Hartwick Pines.


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Related to this site:

  • Read about Michigan's logging history in "Lumbering in Michigan."
  • Take the online minitour of the Lumbering Gallery in the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. Follow the links to the "Teachers' Stuff" and "Kids' Stuff," too.

Contact Hartwick Pines Logging Museum.

Updated 06/22/2012

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