Graves Crossing State Forest Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The big territorial surveys of years ago sought to impose some order upon Michigan’s wild landscape. In most cases, county and township boundaries line up true—north and south, east and west. County roads follow the same bearings, divvying up the state into manageable grids. We tend to take this superimposed order for granted.
It’s only when you pay attention to nature that you see things differently. Oddly placed villages and roads that don’t line up take on new significance. First you notice that most towns, for example, are near a lake or river—the bigger the city, the more significant the nearby waterway. When you see the words portage or traverse on a map, the history of the place suddenly comes to life."