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Hartwick Pines Visitor Center

Hartwick Pines Visitor Center


Hartwick Pines Visitor Center and Logging Museum

3612 State Park Dr.  Grayling, MI 49738
989-348-2537  Craig Kasmer, Interpreter

Visitor center hours: 

  • 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.

Logging Museum hours:

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • May, Sept.-Oct. - open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Nov.-April -CLOSED

Recreation Passport required for entry

The Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, at Hartwick Pines State Park, draws thousands of visitors, campers and school children each year to see one of Michigan's last stands of majestic old-growth pine forest. Miles of trails offer hikers of all ages and abilities the chance to explore the diverse wildlife and forest landscapes. The year-round, fully accessible visitor center is a gateway to the towering pine forest and the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum. The exhibit hall inside the visitor center explores Michigan's forests on a journey through time beginning with the Ice Age.  The center also has an auditorium that holds 105 guests and a classroom that holds up to 35 guests. Call the Hartwick Pines Visitor Center for reservations 989-348-2537.

Programs for families and classrooms

Programs for the Public

Fun educational programs available throughout the year.

Upcoming programs

School Programs

Bring your students for a great field trip experience.

Field trips available