76th St. Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Going North - From 76th Street Trailhead to Bowman Lake Trailhead, hikers will travel toward and along the Pere Marquette National Scenic River. As hikers travel north the terrain will get progressively hilly as the trail heads to Bowman Bridge Campground and River Access.

Going South - From 76th Street Trailhead to Nichols Lake North Trailhead, visitors will find themselves in a heavily wooded red pine area with several stream crossings.  Hikers will travel through Sterling Marsh, the trail here has been raised to avoid the marsh areas.  The trail also passes through Stiles Swamp and towards Nichols Lake North.

Bowman Lake Trailhead to Nichols Lake North Trailhead -

  • Bicycles Allowed?: No
  • Miles: 17

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees: No Fee
Permit Info: Special Use Permit -
  • No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
  • Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Open Season: May 1 - October 31
Usage: Medium
Best Season: January 1 to December 31
Busiest Season: May to October
Restrictions: Allowed -
  • Hiking
  • Llamas
  • Bicycles
  • Pets on leash
  • Nonmotorized snow use: snowshoes, cross-country skiing (not groomed)
  • Nonmotorized mechanized equipment
Prohibited -
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Over-snow motorized vehicles
  • Pack and saddle animals
  • Trespassing on private land
Forest-wide Closures - Camping in dispersed areas:
  • Camping within two hundred (200) feet of any body of water, except at designated sites.
  • Camping in an area which is posted closed and/or no camping.
  • Camping within 450 feet of developed recreation areas.
Being publicly nude. Storing Watercraft
  • Storing, mooring, or leaving a boat or raft over 24 hours.
  • Parking in violation of posted instructions.
Closest Towns: Baldwin
Water: None
Operated By: Baldwin White Cloud Ranger District - (231) 745-4631

General Information


From Baldwin -

  • Travel south on M-37 for 3 miles.
  • Turn right and travel west on 76th St. for 2.5 miles.
  • The site is located on the right (north) of the road.

General Notes:

Location - North Country National Scenic Trail

Nearby Recreation Areas -

  • Highbank Lake Campground
  • Pere Marquette National Scenic River

County - Lake

Seasonal and Other Information -

  • This site is not gated during the off season.
  • This site is not maintained in winter:
    • Access road and/or parking lot are not plowed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

This trail is not maintained in the winter.

Nearby Resorts No
Warming Shelters No


Parking: 8 vehicle capacity

Related Information

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