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Hartwick Pines Visitor Center

Opened in 1994, the Visitor Center houses nature exhibits, an in-depth look at Michigan forest management and impacts, the Friends' Bookstore, and offices for the Park Interpreter and Historian. Birders from around the world enjoy spotting unique species, like the Evening Grosbeak.

Friends' supported educational programs originate from the Visitor Center year-round. For more information, contact Visitor Center staff at: or 989-348-2537

Park Interpreter, Craig Kasmer, provides educational interpretation of park features and natural resources.

Park Historian, Hillary Pine, provides historical education for Michigan’s logging, early forestry, and CCC heritage.

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