“home to the great lifetime work of Raymond W. Overholzer”
The Shrine of the Pines is a world famous tourist attraction that is displayed in a Northwood hunting lodge, in a secluded, wooded spot on the banks of the historic Pere Marquette River. The Shrine is the home to the great lifetime work of Raymond W. Overholzer which display dozens of items like: A table made from a 700 lb. stump, with more than 60 inlays in its top. A rocking chair of roots so perfectly balanced it rocks 55 times with a single "start". A fireplace constructed of 70 tons of native stone. Walking on the path you come across the Widows Cabin, looking through the pane glass window glimpse at a few of the more than 400 hand crafted souvenir items. Open May 15 thru October 15.
I’m 66 now but my first visit was at 16 y.o. What an indelible impression this place made on me at a young age. I used to live near there and still go back to Shrine of the Pines when I go back.
This man had as much insight as any famous artist. I’ve been to many places and this is still among my top of the list of places. It’s almost like an illusion except you see all this incredible work before your eyes and it’s hard to comprehend how he saw the vision and then made all this furniture out of incredible pieces of wood he found. Huge pieces of roots and stumps without the aid of electrical tools.
If I could live anywhere, it would be in the confines of this hunting lodge. Totally mesmerizes me every time I go.
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The Shrine of the Pines
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sun: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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