Recreation 101: Guided Snowshoe HikeDate: January 04, 2014
Time: All Day Event
Location: Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling
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.
Then, you will head into the woods, guided by either a park interpreter or a historian. Each one-mile hike, limited to 20 participants, features:
- 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.
The hikes end at the logging museum, where participants can:
- 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.
This event is free of charge, although a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for park entry. For more information, please send us an e-mail or telephone (989) 348-2537.
Make a pair of snowshoes in our January or February snowshoe-lacing workshops. Learn more in the Michigan Historical Museum System Lower Peninsula online calendar. To learn more about Recreation 101 programs, please visit www.michigan.gov/rec101.
Hartwick Pines Logging Museumpart of the Michigan Historical Museum Systemis located eight miles northeast of Grayling, in Hartwick Pines State Park. Here's more information about how to find Hartwick Pines.
Contact Hartwick Pines Logging Museum.