ON the TRAIL
Old Manistee Trail
Newaygo County- Croton Dam to north county line
Lake County- south county line to McCarthy Lake
The North Country Trail owes them a debt of gratitude. When the North Country National Scenic Trail was authorized this group of enthusiastic outdoor folks signed an agreement with the Manistee National Forest to build the trail within the Forest.
Originally, it had been proposed that the trail follow the Lake Michigan shoreline. Although that would have been very scenic, the sensibility of building trail where there was already public land, just a few miles inland, became readily apparent.
The last guidebook to the Manistee Trail, published in 1989, takes the trail as far north as McCarthy Lake, in Lake County. The current route of the NCT still overlies the approximate route of the Old Manistee Trail
Old Manistee Trail Guidebook, 1989
Conversations with David Snoek, member Michigan Trail Finders Club.
|Every effort is made to provide up-to-date accurate information, but errors are bound to occur. Please contact explorer@exploreNCT.info about errors, corrections or additions.|
|Main Index MI Lower Peninsula Index|
|The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4800 miles long, spanning eight states. For more information, visit the North Country Trail Association|