Baldwin, Michigan: Shrine of the Pines

Raymond W. Overholzer hand-carved a three-room cabin and 200 pieces of furniture out of white pine, Michigan's state tree, in 1941.

Address:
8962 S. M-37, Baldwin, MI
Directions:
Three miles south of town on Hwy 37.
Hours:
May 15 - Oct 15 M-Sa 10-6, Su 1:30-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
231-745-7892
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Shrine of the Pines.

Shrine of the Pines

Located 3 miles south of Baldwin, the Shrine of the Pines is set in a picturesque location in the Manistee National Forest. The cabins built at the end of the depression era by one man and only hand tools. The cabins and furnishings were built from white pine to give tribute to the state tree. This area of Michigan was logged off to rebuild Chicago after Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over the oil lamp. The furniture and structure give a glimps of one mans vision of the beauty he saw in wood. You have to see his work to understand the draw to this under-rated attraction. The Shrine of the Pines is small but set high on the banks of the Pere Marquette River, it has a million dollar view of a nationaly renown trout stream.

[Tom P., 11/20/1999]

It was the work of Raymond W. Overholzer. We have photos from our visit buried somewhere...July 2014: Photo added.


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