This 8-mile, one-way loop drive meanders through Hartwick Pines State Park—a stand of virgin pine, a climax forest, a red pine plantation—and crosses the East Branch-Au Sable River twice. An educational experience in the different components of forest life, this drive is quiet and filled with wildlife. Special attractions: Visitor center, logging museum, Virgin Pines Foot Trail, Au Sable River Foot Trail, and the Mertz Grade Foot Trail. This chapter is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Scenic Driving Michigan Guide Book