The North Country Trail stretches approximately 4,600 miles (7,400 km) from Crown Point in eastern New York to Lake Sakakawea State Park in central North Dakota in the United States. Passing through the seven states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota, it is the longest of the eleven National Scenic Trails authorized by Congress. Like its sister trails, it was designed to provide outdoor recreational opportunities in some of the America’s outstanding landscapes. As of early 2014, 2,730 miles (4,390 km) have been completed. (source – wikipedia)
The trail stretches from New York to North Dakota. The area around Marshall Michigan and Albion Michigan is roughly in the center of the trail. Many cities focus on encouraging the tourism of visitors who hike and bike the trails of Michigan.
See the North Country Trail home page with information about the 100 Mile Challenge: https://northcountrytrail.org/
Also of interest – the North Country Trail home page with an interactive map.
Another way Marshall is connected to Albion in addition to recent school annexation ballot issue: