WOLVERINE LAGOON BOATING ASSISTANCE, INC. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the Lake Erie shoreline and its surroundings. We operate two boat ramps at the Wolverine Lodge in Ancaster, Ontario, which we refer to as our “Lake Erie hubs”. These boat ramps provide access for boaters who live or work near Lake Erie. The lakeside twin cities of Windsor and Levelbridge provide ideal locations for lake boating in central Ontario. This website will list any and all lake access locations that may be usable from either side of the Hwy 5 North (Wolverine Rd) westbound travelway. For best results use public transportation if possible or a private car path if you must use a vehicle.
What is a Wolverine Lake Access Site?
The Wolverine Lake Access Site is a private road in west central Ontario, Canada. It is the primary access route for the Lake Erie shoreline, connecting Lake Erie Boulevard to Lake Grace. The site is managed by WOLVERINE LAGOON BOATING ASSISTANCE, Inc. The site is located just west of the lakeside town of Ancaster, just north of Highway 5. The Wolverine Lake access site is easily accessible from Lake Erie Boulevard, just west of Ancaster, and Lake Grace. The streets of Ancaster and Lake Grace are lined with homes, businesses, and a few stately trees, making it an ideal location for a lake access. There are two boat ramps on the lake access site: the North Beach Park boat ramp and the South Beach Park boat ramp. The North Beach Park boat ramp is only accessible to Lake Erie resident and the south shore boat pass holders. The South Beach Park boat ramp is only accessible to all Lake Erie boat users, regardless of whether they live on the lake or not.
How to Access a Wolverine Lake Site
The Wolverine Lake Access Site is accessible from Lake Erie Boulevard, just west of Ancaster. Turn south from Lake Erie Boulevard (Highway 5) onto Lake Grace, and then left on Lake Road. You will soon come to a large dirt bike trail with the name Lake Rouge. Follow the dirt bike trail eastward and you’ll come to a secluded gravel area just east of Lake Road. Here, take a left and head west. You will visit a couple of lakeside residences, then come to a small lake, then a small boat ramp. At the end of the lake access path is a large parking lot with a few stilned trees and a wooden boardwalk leading to the lake.
Why Is There an Access Required?
The convenient location of Lake Erie Boulevard and Lake Grace makes it a popular way to get to and from Ancaster. The lakeside area is also home to world-renowned Amherstburg Falls, one of the most beautiful and unique waterfalls in Ontario. The perfect location for a lakeside destination cannot be stated more clear-cut. Lake Erie Boulevard is a major north-south road in western Ontario, connecting Toronto and Windsor with Lake Erie. Lake Grace is the southernmost lake in western Ontario, located between Lake Erie Boulevard and Lake Erie.
How Long Can I Use My Access?
The length of an access path is determined by a range of factors, including design, size, and weather conditions. If you take the access path to Lake Erie Boulevard and Lake Grace, it should take about six months from the time you take the access path to the time the access is completed. If you take the access path for the other lakes, it should take about one month for the access road to be completed.
Services and Amenities Available at a Wolverine Lake Site
Apart from the benefits listed above, the following services and amenities are available at the Wolverine Lake site: boat ramp, boat drop-off, boat launch, hiking trails, equestrian trails, RV park, guesthouse, boat ramp, beachcomber, etc.
#A little planning goes a long way
When you first walk into the parking lot, you will notice a long line of vehicles, most of which are walk-ins. This is normal, and something you will see in most new lakeside destinations. In fact, most lakeside parks have a walk-in parking lot where you can purchase your copy of the Lake Michigan Daily News and enjoy the paper while you wait for the park to open.
Scheduled and unplanned walks
As your entry into the park is slowly but surely becoming longer, you will be treated to unplanned and steady-state walks throughout the park. These are not actual hiking trails, but are scenic loops that are only accessible to experts and members of the pack. You will not find these in most parks! At the south end of the park, follow the Lake Erie Boulevard signs to the beach and turn right. Give theighthouse a wide berth on your way to the shore, since it is the only structure in sight. Use the restrooms and park boundaries to your advantage, since you will walk through fields and be tempted to join the crowds.
What to do if your walk overlaps with a roadway trip?
If you walk into Lake Erie Boulevard and Lake Grace, you will pass by the intersection of Lake Road and Lake Road West. Turn right (southwest) onto Lake Road West, and walk through fields to the end of the road, where you will come to a large dirt bike trail with the name Lake Rouge. Follow the dirt bike trail eastward and you’ll come to a small lake, then a small boat ramp. At the end of the lake access path is a large parking lot with a few stilted trees and a wooden boardwalk leading to the lake.
About the Author
The author has been a lake boater for 40 years and has provided valuable advice to boat owners. When not at the lake, he can be found hiking and exploring the surrounding region, mostly in Michigan.