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”.

This page is offered and maintained by the Amherst Island Community Alliance.

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.

Memories of the weekend with cows.

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We surprised our client and used CAMO Marksman Pro hidden fasteners on this cedar deck restoration for a clean finish👌

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Our cozy reading nook 🤓(perfect for those stormy summer evenings)

Couch - thrifted
Lamp - up-cycled
Little coffee table - up-cycled
Coat rack - thrifted and up-cycled
Rainbow blanket - handmade by Orla

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Another month into the garden season and the lilacs are out in full force. It looks like it will be an exceptional year for the irises! #amherstisland #easternontario #cuttinggarden #zone6a #lilac #iris ...

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Getting a tree swallow to pose is like trying to get a toddler to not smash their cupcake into their face. These beauties never seem to sit still or stop flying long enough to photo. So I loved it when this Tree Swallow cooperated and sat on a wire long enough for me to capture him.

Amherst Island in Ontario has a large nesting colony with many nesting boxes and is where I photographed this one. Tree Swallow population is down 30% since the 1960’s 🥲

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This month at Topsy Farms you can be a Plant Explorer with their seed sprouting kits. Each kit comes with flower seeds, directly from Sally's garden, and beans you can sprout then eat!

Visit Topsy any time to explore their garden and walk their trails or visit the wool shed.

Pick up a plant explorer kit in the wool shed.

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How much protein do midges have? They really like me!







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This will be my offering this season at weaselandeasel our little gift shop located in The Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre on Amherst Island. The necklaces and bracelets you see here are exclusive to the W&E; you won’t find them at my own gallery or any of my other stockists. The Weasel & Easel opens for the season this coming Saturday and features handmade art and craft made locally. Make plans to visit this island treasure this summer - there is a wide range of art and craft as unique as the island itself! #shoplocal #shophandmade #shopartandcraft #amherstisland ...

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Any guesses as to what we have the learners doing in this image?

Your hint is they were learning about trees at Tospy Farms.

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#amherstisland First off the ferry this evening. Spring evening. Sunny. #shadow #rust ...

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We had so much fun today Exploring Nature at Topsy with Grade 1's, 2's, and 3's from Holy Name of Mary Catholic School. Learners got to explore the trees of Topsy as well as visit with the sheep, cows, and the tractors!

Still time to book your visit to Topsy farms before the school year ends! Or, have us visit your school.

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Spring has arrived!
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View of Amherst Island wind turbine from Bath across Lake Ontario under pastel coloured sky
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Just randomly drove in the countryside and saw the two sheep. The spring in Ontario just arrived, and so the grass might just grow. These animals can finally walk out and enjoy the “meal”.
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