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.

Looks like she will be having a fawn soon 😍
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The Best Day || Custom Commission || 18x36 oil on canvas
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I’m so thrilled this painting made it to its forever home in Calgary in time for my cousin to gift it to his wife for Mother’s Day and her birthday—which just happen to fall back-to-back this year.
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I’m so grateful to be a part of this beautifully romantic gesture and to help capture memories for this lovely little family.
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I’m so lucky to have them in my corner, supporting me, my art journey, and my healing.
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Thanks Chris and Kim—I’m so proud this piece hangs in your home!
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Bouquet no. Seventeen

wild cherry

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Yesterday’s sunshine is still fuelling me today—even with more rain in the forecast.
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That bit of respite from the grey and gloom came at just the right time for me.
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I have added paint to SO MANY pieces over the last 24 hours and it’s such a thrill to see these things that have existed in my brain come together into art.
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Now the hard part: waiting for them to be REALLY dry so I can start the next step.
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And soon—oh so soon—we’ll be talking collection release dates and exclusive early access.
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Want to make sure you don’t miss out? Sign up for my infrequent happy art emails at the link in my bio.
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Happy Friday friends, it’s going to be a good one!
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Rough-legged hawk, 04/2021 #ontariobirds #canadabirds #birdsofprey #amherstisland ...

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Bouquet no. sixteen

botanical narcissi ‘trandrus thalia’
rock bottom vessel: Studio50

Unable to positively identify the two daffs to the left, possibly ‘Bella Vista’ or ‘Precocious’.

These special flowers come from Jackie Sylvester’s awe-inspiring mass plantings of naturalized daffodils here on Amherst Island - it’s worth a drive by!

Jackie will be donating some perennial divisions of the magnificent Iris robusta ‘dark aura’ to the Amherst Island Home Grown Plant Sale, happening May 22 from 10-2 at The Lodge. Thank you Jackie!

If anyone else has perennial divisions they care to donate, please let me know; we are counting down the days now - seventeen.

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Sedum telephium ssp. ruprechtii 'Hab Gray'. A seldom seen sedum that emerges as a short compact clump that develops long arching stems of glaucous grey-green, slightly serrated leaves. Clusters of creamy yellow flowers open up at the ends of the stems in early autumn. Bonus: it’s rabbit-resistant, and looking very healthy!

I love the serrated edges of smoky plum, which is the same colour as the stems. Planted first in a container in 2020, then transplanted to the cutting garden last fall. Will be used in a cut flower arrangement in late summer when it blooms. I’m hoping to pair it with rattlesnake master and sea holly, with bronze fennel filler, in a copper urn. I can hardly wait!

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Ice shards stacked on Lake Ontario
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Oh, how I treasure mornings by the lake with my boy.
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I get a flood of inspiration from our little trips to the water’s edge—especially on days like this one.
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It’s a quiet moment before all the bustle of the day. A chance to take a few deep breaths. To appreciate how very lucky I am to call this place home.
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It’s a good time to remember all the many reasons I’m glad I moved back home to my magical island.
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And to dream about what I get to paint next.
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NOW AVAILABLE at the Spring kingstonholidaymarket || Summer Baby || 16x16 #oiloncanvas || $200
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I painted this little beauty based on a photo I took from the end of our dock the morning of my birthday last summer.
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I love being a summer baby and all the things about long days, hot sun, cool lakes, and the freedom of being outside.
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This piece is meant to celebrate taking time for those things that fuel your soul.
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Find it now at the “Kingston Holiday Market” link in my bio along with 13 other original paintings by yours truly.
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Don’t forget to check out the offerings of all the amazing local artists and makers. What better place to find the perfect gift for Mom—or the mom-like person in your life—or to get yourself a little spring pick-me-up!
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