Barton Pond is an impoundment of the Huron River created by a Detroit Edison dam installed in 1912. Barton Boat Club was formed to sail on the pond in 1937.
The club is in Barton Hills Village directly north of the City of Ann Arbor.
The pond is used for sailing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There are no speed boats or jet skis. It is home to a wide variety of wild life.
Wind on the pond is channeled through the nearby hills. The shifts and gusts can be challenging. It is often said that if you master the winds of Barton Pond, you can sail anywhere.