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Offline epate

Lake Erie
« on: May 16, 2012, 05:24:22 pm »
I'm hoping to do a ride around Lake Erie beginning in late May.  I had planned to avoid the hassle of the border crossing at Detroit/Windsor and take the ferry from Leamington to Pelee Island and back to Sandusky.  Now I find the ferries are in maintenance and *may* be operational on June 1.

The additional 150 miles around the west side of the lake is not a big deal but there still doesn't seem to be any easy way to cross the border.  Has anything changed recently? 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Emmett "Buddy" Pate

Offline John Nelson

Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 11:08:18 pm »
What about using the Detroit Alternative from Sandusky to Marine City and then picking up the Lake Erie Connector.

Offline epate

Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 11:58:16 pm »
Thanks John.  That looks like a good option.  If the Pelee Island Ferries won't be running by June 1st, I can head up to Sombra and and catch the Bluewater Ferry into Marine City.

How's the route from Marine City down to Toledo?  The Detroit Alternate route appears to cut over to Ann Arbor before heading south to Adrian and then to Toledo.  Is it possible stay closer to the lake?


Offline paddleboy17

Re: Lake Erie
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 12:46:16 pm »
There is a slightly closer ferry that goes from Algonac to Walpole Island.  You would save about 10 miles.  Walpole Island is connected by a bridge to the rest of Ontario.  The Bluewater Ramble, a Michigan event ride in October makes use of both the Algonac and Marine City ferrys as part of its route.  The ride has its lunch stop on the Canadian side midway between both ferry stops.

You could go off the the Underground Railroad route at Riverview.  I would use Google Maps to work out your route from Riverview to Toledo.