Carol And David White
The scope of this guidebook has grown to include territory previously detailed in the Forest Preserve Series’ West-Central and Southern Region guides. Thus this edition comprises significantly more trail descriptions, and revisions include the renumbering of all trails, with corresponding numbers on the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map. Map #744 Northville/Raquette Lake also bears grid coordinates that correspond to each trail description.The region’s newly defined boundaries include five designated wilderness areas: Siamese Ponds, Blue Ridge, West Canada Lakes, Pigeon Lake, and Silver Lake. More than half of the 132 mile Norhville-Placid Trail meanders its way through the region, including the trail’s southern terminus in Upper Benson, just north of its formal start in Northville.