Bowman Lake State Park is a remote sylvan retreat known as "a camper's paradise." Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites. There is a sandy lakefront for swimmers and sunbathers with several picnic areas nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center that stocks a self-guiding trail brochure for those who wish to stroll the nature trail around the lake. In winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers enjoy outstanding scenery on eight miles of designated trails.

We went to Bowman Lake to take a hike around the park today but we have camped here in the past several times. It is a very nice park with a nice beach area. When you camp here take time to follow the Berry Hill Tower Trail that you will find to the right of the beach area parking lot. It is about 2.8 miles long and takes you up to the Berry Hill Fire Tower where you can climb to the top of the tower, if the gate is not locked, and see for miles.

Easy, even surface hike through the Bowman Lake State Park, nothing too spectacular but it is pretty and nice for a short hike with kids. Makes up part of the Finger Lake trails which passes by a small beach.