My buddy and I are planning a quick overnight trip to Manistee NF but it seems extremely difficult to lock down any certain trail maps. Even their website isn't very specific. We are coming from Northwest Indiana (Valparaiso) and I'm looking to hit either the Southwest or Southeast portion of the forest. This is almost more of a scouting trip to see possibilities of a longer through hike at another time.

My questions is: does anyone know the area well? Or have any recommended spots? I would like to stay within a travel time of 3 hours which puts us in those two regions.

I appreciate any input!