56th Street to 76th Street

6 miles: 117.5 total

I began this hike at the parking area for the Bowman Lake Trail just west of the Bowman Bridge over the Pere Marquette river. The trail begins through the bluffs above the river floodplain but soon descends into the lowlands around the river. The trail parallels the river for a while, but I didn’t get a clear look at it.

A red spotted purple admiral butterfly
A common wood nymph butterfly stretches its wings.
A clear stream flows towards the Pere Marquette River through the Manistee National Forest.
An orange meadowhawk dragonfly