Hartwick Pines

 

My class and I went to Hardwick Pines. The animals were really cool.  All the kinds of trees were really cool too. It was really neat too see the biggest tree. The logging museum was really cool too about the lumberjacks and the cookies. I hope sometime you get to go to Hartwick Pines.  --Ethan




 


My class went to Hartwick Pines. I liked all those furs we saw. They were real nice. We learned a lot. After the trail was done we went to the main room where the gift shop was. We got to hang out there for a while. I saw a lot of stuff there. I saw a beaver skin, wolf skin, and a dead lampre. Hartwick Pines was fun. I hope I get to go again with my mom and dad.  -- Hunter



It was a nice day but very hot when we went to Hartwick Pines. We got to feel all kinds of furs from different animals. My favorite animal was the bobcat. I learned about different holes that woodpeckers make. I think it was pretty cool that a tree blew up from the lightning. I think it’s really cool that they have a skink, a little lizard, the only kind in Michigan. After that we went to McDonald’s and ate dinner. -- Michell


 

On May 23, 2018 my class went to Hartwick Pines. Are guide was Mrs. Linda. She was really nice. She had lots of skins like the red fox, gray fox, and fisher just to name a few. She also let us touch and look at the skins. I loved are trip. I wish I can go there again on my spare time! Plus I just loved how we got back from school late! -- Henry   




 

One of our field trips this week was Hartwick Pines in Grayling. My favorite stop at Hartwick Pines was the bunkhouse. Our guides were Ms. Tara and Ms. Hillary. In the bunkhouse we sat on benches by the bunks, there weren't many bunks but Ms. Tara said that in real bunkhouses they would have almost a hundred beds. In the bunkhouse there’s a kitchen so we moved on to look at the kitchen. We sat at couple of tables and learned lots of things. My whole class was surprised that the most important person in a lumberjack camp was the cook. The boss got paid two dollars every week but the cook got paid three dollars, and back then that was a lot of money. We learned lots of stuff at Hartwick Pines and the forest was very beautiful. I’m very glad that I went and I’ll always remember my time at Hartwick Pines!  --Jennifer



On May 23rd, 2018 we went to Hartwick Pines in Grayling. First we had a two hour bus ride so that we would get there in time. Then we went to a pavilion to eat lunch before getting on the trail. After that we got on the trail with our guide, Ms. Linda. She took us through the trail and showed us the old growth forest, and the new growth forest.  When we stopped to let Ms. Linda talk she would show us different animal furs like fishers, skunk, bobcat, red fox, gray fox, porcupine, and she showed a owl, and a pine marlin. I liked when she showed us the owl because it was so small and the bad thing is that she had to leave it in a bottle because we aren't supposed to touch it. After we walked on the trail we rode the bus to a Mcdonalds to eat dinner. I sat by Aleah and Hailey S. I loved that we got to walk in the woods, and that I got to hang out with my friends on the bus for two hours. I think this field trip will be a good memory.

         ---Hailey


 

One of our field trips this week was Hartwick Pines in Grayling. My favorite stop at Hartwick Pines was the bunkhouse. Our guides were Ms. Tara and Ms. Hillary. In the bunkhouse we sat on benches by the bunks, there weren't many bunks but Ms. Tara said that in real bunkhouses they would have almost a hundred beds. In the bunkhouse there’s a kitchen so we moved on to look at the kitchen. We sat at couple of tables and learned lots of things. My whole class was surprised that the most important person in a lumberjack camp was the cook. The boss got paid two dollars every week but the cook got paid three dollars, and back then that was a lot of money. We learned lots of stuff at Hartwick Pines and the forest was very beautiful. I’m very glad that I went and I’ll always remember my time at Hartwick Pines!  --Jennifer



Our class went to Hartwick Pines. When we got there we all sat down at the pavillion to eat a good lunch. After we ate we went on the pathed trail and I used my mom’s phone to take pictures of the trees and wildlife. When we were stopping at every destination our guide Ms. Linda would tell us all about the stories of  Hartwick Pines. I personally liked the animal furs and all the animals she mentioned that are in this forest. When the forest guide was done we thanked her and we were off on the bus trip. Thank you Hartwick Pines for the awesome tour and the amazing animals and I loved it! -- Sierra



On May 25, 2018 our class went to Hartwick Pines. One thing we learned about was the lumberjacks. They used axes first but was taking to long, so they used saws. That method was also taking to long because they had to scrape out the saw dust from inside the trees. The lumberjacks created some more small points on the saws to scrape out the saw dust. This sped up chopping down trees. Next thing we saw was where the lumberjacks slept. The mattresses were made of straw. They could only have a bath every two weeks, and the oldest in the group went first. The lumberjacks had to share water and had fleas, ticks, bugs, and others. In the winter the lumberjacks had sleigh dogs pull the stuff that they need to chop down a tree on a sled. After that we went to the kitchen and were told about the foods, payment, and the cookees. Finally we went to the visitor’s center and saw many different things that I didn’t know! I had fun at Hartwick Pines and the memory will be forever with me. -- Aleah






On May 23, we when to Hartwick Pines. We were in the woods with a tour guide named Linda. She showed us different  types of forest. Then we saw a tree that was 185 feet and broke and ended up only 85 feet. Then we saw a lumber home. We saw the bunks, tools and mess hall.  I learned a lot that day. --Owen























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