The Lake Leelanau Rowing Club is focused on being a positive role model and contributor toward the community. Our rowers range from age 12 through their mid-80’s. You don’t have to be a rowing fanatic to find a home here. Through our partnership with the Traverse City Area Public Schools and Learning Enrichment & Activities Program (LEAP) we are excited to bring competitive rowing to Northern Michigan high school students and introduce it to middle schoolers. We have opened our boats to boy scouts looking to earn merit badges, organized workshops to improve teamwork and leadership for adults and corporate groups and we have joined missions with a group of women who have survived cancer and were looking for unity together on the water.
Based out of Fountain Point Resort on the northern end of South Lake Leelanau, we have the ability to row over 17,000 meters south or over 12,000 meters north. That’s over 10 miles in one direction and over 7 miles the other! Very few other lakes in the state can compare to the distance and protection from wind offered by Lake Leelanau.
Learning to row is easy with our progressive class model. It all starts with a Learn 2 Row and Beginner Sweep class. We also have a learn to coach progression track and volunteer committees designed for anyone interested in being more involved.