Recently the University of Michigan women’s rowing team traveled to Leelanau County. The Leelanau Enterprise reports that head coach Mark Rothstein said that Lake Leelanau could be one of the best places to row in the state and the entire Midwest:
The team stayed at historic Fountain Point Resort near the Lake Leelanau Narrows, where proprietor Erik Zehender had a 12-by-48-foot floating dock specially built in time to accommodate the U-M team as well as a Lake Leelanau Rowing Club now being formed.
No one had ever brought a rowing club – let alone a top NCAA rowing team – to Lake Leelanau before last week. Zehender said he hopes the U-M visit will attract visits by more rowing clubs to Leelanau County in the years ahead – a boon for local businesses in the sometimes slow fall and spring visitor seasons.
Prior to his visit, Rothstein said he was “testing out the lake to see if it will be a good rowing venue for future trips and races.”
The photo above was taken by Bill & Becky Ross of Flying Still Photography. Here’s a video featuring some more great photos of the trip from UM!