Here is a list of the NYS Forest Rangers who cover the Northville Placid Trail, along with the section they cover and their contact information. This is being brought to you by the DEC, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, in order to provide you, the NPT hiker, with a local contact for you to check with concerning recent trail or weather issues. The emergency contact numbers for DEC Dispatch used in Region 5 of the Adirondacks are:

(518) 891-0235 Search, Rescue
(518) 897-1300 Forest Fires
(518) 897-1326 Enforcement

It’s a good plan to leave DEC numbers with family and friends to call in the event you run into trouble and don’t make contact with them by a prearranged time.

Forest Rangers Located along the Northville-Placid Trail as of 2023:

Northville -Chelsea Geyer 315-729-2683 or Robert Hamm 315-916-4081

Benson/Silver Lake – Neilson Snye 518-419-3737 or Nicholas Caswell  518-708-7978

Piseco – Michael Thompson 518-883-2978  cell 518-775-3155

West Canada Lakes – Michael Thompson 518-883-2978  cell 518-775-3155 or Jenifer Temple  315-261-2908

Cedar River area/Wakely Dam – Jenifer Temple 315-261-2908

Blue Mountain Lake/Tirrell Pond/Lake Durant -Jay Scott 518-352-7676 Cell: 518-335-3588

Long Lake -Melissa Milano- 518-312-3982

Shattuck Clearing/Cold River -Jenna Curcio  315-778-1335

Duck Hole – Scott Sabo Jr 518-354-0823

Lake Placid – Nicole DuChene 518-948-9810