Welcome to Amherst Island

Amherst Island is located in Lake Ontario west of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The island is part of Loyalist Township in Lennox and Addington County. Amherst Island is located about 3 kilometres (2 mi) offshore from the rest of Loyalist Township and access to the island is by way of the Frontenac II ferry from Millhaven.

The main population centre on the island is the village of Stella, which is the where the ferry lands on the island side. Harrowsmith Country Life  declared the island’s local hamlet, Stella, as one of the “prettiest towns in Canada”.

Points of Interest Map

Click on any of the points of interest on the map above to learn more about the business or location it represents. The map above is broken down into businesses, geographic areas of interest, etc. The map is printable through Google Maps, and paper copies are available at many locations on the Island.

Happy 🐪 day! We’re so close to Friday! Start your weekend off right by ordering BK Fish and Chips! 🐟🐟🐟
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Happy moment.

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Picked this girl up today to drive her to a different group of sheep on an ATV.

I’m pretty sure she’s bigger than I am, and she feels just about as heavy.

She’s a cuddly, silly, wiggly dog, and she keeps her sheep safe.

Boudicca is a good dog. 🐑🐕

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I love the juxtaposition of man made objects and nature, and this piece reflects that esthetic. This scene is referenced from a photo taken on Amherst Island by sjcoatesimages
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Guys I just bought my first set of proper oil pastels and I’m never going back. Of course I had to draw one of my favourite places on Lake Ontario🌊

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Well there it is. My Christmas present in action. Making a huge difference to this downwind leg off #amherstisland heading towards Kingston, Ontario. Making downwind sailing fun again. #cs36t #cs36 #sailing #lakeontario #gennaker #northsails ...

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It’s a good day for a Stella Bay! ☀️☀️☀️
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What’s a Stella Bay, you ask? It’s a BK burger topped with onion rings, pulled pork, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions.
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You will love experiencing dusk botlhouse. The air is currently heavy with the fragrance of lilacs, mama deer and their babies graze in the front yard and Lake Ontario is smooth as glass.
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Stopped at #amherstisland last night and recently joined the #kingstonfieldnaturalists so I thought I would check out the reserve they have on the east end of the island. This place is a buzz with Tree Swallows and they are like taking a picture of a mosquito they are fast, small and super cool. I took a bunch of shots, played with multiple focus and even tried manual settings for some shots...eventually two tree swallows decided to battle it out in the air. I have some shots of this but nothing I like enuf to share but as part of that little flight battle I caught this one ready to go back in to battle. They as I understand it do this because of territory near nesting sites. Real pleased to be part of KFN and thankful for all the good things they do. #treeswallow #birds #flight #ygk #kfn ...

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I sing, you sing, we all sing for ONION RINGS! 🧅🧅🧅
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Topsy In The News (ReWilding)

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May 22/ 2021
Elliot Ferguson

The ankle high grass around them waved in the wind as they talked about their plans to cordon off a 20-meter wide, 1-kilometer-long strip along the edge of the pasture to provide habitat to the island's wildlife.

"Rewilding for us will be establishing nature corridors, double fenced to keep the livestock from getting in, so this will be for the exclusive use of nature"

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Want to read the rest? There is a link in the Topsy IG bio ⤴️

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Thank you for helping us tell the story of this project

We are so grateful to everyone who has helped

Thank you for the likes, shares, and comments - together we can make "ReWilding" a household word

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Sittin’, waitin’, wishin’ it was Friday so you could order a Banquet Burger? Pre-order online now and we’ll have it hot and ready for you! 🍔💛🍔💛🍔
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This is your mid-week reminder that Pulled Pork Poutine exists and that you can order it at The Back Kitchen.
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Also, get your Fish Fryday orders in!
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No light pollution means #botlhouse is the perfect place for you to capture the #supermoon and be dazzled by a sky full of stars 💫
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Can you guess what kind of donut we’ll be making this Saturday? 💛🌼🍋☀️🌻

Also, don’t forget to get your Fish Fryday orders in!
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