Baldwin features more than a dozen lakes and both the Manistee National Forest and the Pere Marquette State Forest, making it a popular destination for outdoor recreation. The town sits near the Baldwin River, the site of the first planting of German Brown Trout in the U.S. in 1884. Baldwin hosts the popular Troutarama Festival in the summer and the Blessing of the Bikes in May. Also known for its specialty fishing lure and equipment shops, it is home to the Shrine of the Pines, which features early 20th-century American craft furniture. Baldwin offers numerous opportunities for seeking adventure and connecting with nature.