West of Baldwin, a 27.4 mile stretch of the North Country Trail runs from the Freesoil Trailhead to Bowman Lake.
To reach the Bowman Lake Trailhead from Baldwin, head west on 52 Street. The road winds southwest and becomes 56th Street. The cross country ski trailhead is located across the Marquette River.
Overall, North Country Trail - Freesoil To Bowman Lake is the 28th most popular cross country ski area of all 49 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan.