Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling is celebrating Michigan's logging heritage this weekend.
The park is holding its annual Wood Shaving Days Festival on Saturday and Sunday at its logging museum. Festival-goers can see a century-old, steam-powered sawmill cut logs into boards. Also featured will be traditional music and demonstrations of wood carving, wood burning and other crafts including blacksmithing and weaving.
The Logging Museum is a field site of the Michigan Historical Museum. It interprets the white pine logging era between 1840 to 1910. Wood Shaving Days is sponsored by the Friends of Hartwick Pines, and all proceeds go toward the interpretive and educational programs at the park.
There is no charge for attending Wood Shaving Days, but a Michigan Recreation Passport is required for park entry.
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