Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - Guided Snowshoe HikeDate: February 24, 2018
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hartwick Pines State Park, 4216 Ranger Road, Grayling, MI 49738
Two sessions: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Space limited; pre-registration required.
Use our snowshoes or bring your own!
Whether you are a novice or an experienced shoer, join us for a hike through the Lower Peninsula's largest stand of old-growth white pines.
Your hike begins at the Michigan Forest Visitor Center with:
- an orientation and introduction to Hartwick Pines and
- a short talk on winter survival and equipment.
- a discussion of the forest in winter and how winter was important to Michigan's 19th-century logging industry.
- stops at deer beds and
- looking for signs of porcupines and other animals that use the forest in the winter.
- warm up around the "camboose," the museum's elevated fire pit
- enjoy a cup of hot cider and
- hear stories about "shantyboys" enduring a winter in the woods.
Hartwick Pines Logging Museumpart of the Michigan History Museum Systemis located eight miles northeast of Grayling in Hartwick Pines State Park; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Read more Hartwick Pines Logging Museum visitor information.
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