As residents, we sometimes take for granted the beauty that we have around us. In the past , we had visited Wolfe Island either pre-wheelchair or in a vehicle so today we decided to see what it would be like to be a pedestrian visiting the island. First off, I have to say that there is many shops close to the ferry dock, however we were just going to have lunch at the Wolfe Island Grill so unable to comment on their accessibility. We parked our vehicle at the Frontenac Lot (KROCK lot) directly across from the ferry terminal. There is one accessible spot at the dock on each end. However, keep in mind this is parking only and does not hold your spot in the line to get on the ferry. The ferry terminal offered A/C on this very hot day and an accessible washroom. Walking on to the ferry was very easy and the only place for wheelchair users to go is in an enclosed area which was a bit warm. Once off the ferry, we walked over to the Island Grill for lunch. The restaurant has only one ramp to enter the building but has two areas with stairs so you will need to move the ramp in order to get in. If you don’t have someone with you to move the ramp then I would suggest calling the restaurant to ask if the staff can assist. The patio is a 3 level deck and only the upper deck is wheelchair accessible. I would suggest calling and asking for a reservation to make sure you get one of the limited tables on the upper deck. Although it was not completely accessible with some pre-planning if can be a wonderful day on beautiful Wolf Island.
Wolfe Island Ferry & Island Grill