Beast out on a rowing squad
Ever wonder about that massive building that stands to the right as you are exiting the island? The 114-year-old edifice is home to the Detroit Boat Club Crew, a team of rowers founded way back in 1839 when Detroit had a population of only 8,000 people. Rowing is not only an excuse to get out on the river, but it’s a helluva form of exercise, focusing on back, chest, shoulders, abdomen, and legs. Sign up for indoor rowing classes and then take your action to the high seas.
Lunge around on cross-country skis
While there aren’t any trails specifically dedicated to cross-country skiing, if there is snow on the ground, the island is pretty much your canvas for Nordic exploration. No one's holding you back.