Hartwick Pines is rich in scenic beauty and different habitats. The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines and logging museum. There is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year.
Once you find a sign and understand the rectangular shape of the loops, you'll be fine. Signage is minimal but it is definitely marked. I went just before the fall colors typically arrive so I can't speak to the aesthetic of the trail with regards to beauty, but for the most part the trail in wide and mostly flat (although be aware - when the elevation does change, it does drastically!)
129 miles of river started 8:30 am Friday September 6, 2013. Finished Sunday, September 8, 2013. 24 hours 15 minutes of actual paddling. Grayling, Michigan to Oscoda, Michigan. Overnight on Mio Pond on Friday. Camped on Cook Pond, Saturday Night. Finished in Oscoda at Finish Line Park, at 1:47 pm, Sunday.
My son Conrad was in the bow, couldn't have done it without him. Great trip!