Take a Day Trip to Wolverine Lake from Brighton

Located in the rolling hills of eastern Michigan, Wolverine Lake is a small village just outside the metropolitan city of Detroit, only half an hour from your Brighton inn. The small village is located on the lake from which its name comes. This 265-acre lake and bordering village is a ton of fun and activity, and a great place to spend the day.

Avon Sailboats
1033 E. Auburn
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
www.avonsailboats.com

If you really want to experience Lake Wolverine, sailing across the lake on a boat is the way to do it. Avon Sailboats is a full service shop with lots to see. They have kayaks, sailboats and just about anything you might need on the lake. If you are new to sailboating, consider letting Avon Sailboat's staff give you lessons. The lessons start at $200 as of 2010, and are available for kids and adults. You're never too young or too old to learn about the water. The crew suggests you wear water safe clothes, a good fitting life jacket, and know how to swim.

Wolverine Lake Fishing
Glengary Road
Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382
www.lakestclair.net

A great way to spend the day at Wolverine Lake is to cast your line in the water. You can fish from the shore or in your boat. There is a concrete boat launch on the north side of the lake that is open for public use. There is also a large parking area nearby. With a maximum depth of 58 feet, the lake is loaded with bluegill, walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. The weather is usually mild throughout the spring and summer for fishing. The wind can be gusty at times, so check wind conditions before going out on the lake.

Proud Lake State Recreation Area
3500 Wixom Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382
(248) 685-2433
www.dnr.state.mi.us

The Proud Lake State Recreation Area is located just north of Wolverine Lake and just a short drive from your Brighton bed and breakfast. The spot is truly a recreation area. There are lots of activities going on that will keep you entertained on a day trip. You can hike on one of the many trails that run through the area. If you're not able to walk the trails, consider the horse and bike trails. If you enjoy the water, you can put your boat in at one of the boat ramps or fish along the shore. There are also piers which jut out over the water and give you better access for fishing. You can rent a boat or canoe at the visitor's center, and also get a map of the area. If you're looking for something less strenuous, bring along lunch and enjoy one of the many picnic areas in the park. Take a swim in the lake after lunch. There are bathrooms throughout the recreation area and handicap accessible areas. The area is open year round, with winter activities such as snowmobiling and skiing available.