Welcome to Amherst Island

Amherst Island is a close-knit community located at the east end of Lake Ontario, 15 minutes west of Kingston in Loyalist Township (part of Lennox and Addington County). Whether you’re a long-time resident, newcomer, or just visiting, we’re delighted to have you here.

Amherst Island is a place where natural beauty meets rich history, and where neighbours come together to create a vibrant and supportive community. This website is designed to be your go-to resource for all things Amherst Island, offering a wealth of information and services tailored to the needs of visitors and residents.

Explore the site to learn more about the unique charm of Amherst Island, discover ways to get involved, and access the resources you need. We are proud of our island and the strong community spirit that defines us, and we invite you to dive in and experience all that Amherst Island has to offer.

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.

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This Saturday, July 13th, at 3:15 PM, we are thrilled to welcome the incredible Charles Richard-Hamelin to the Waterside Summer Series Music Festival! As a Silver Prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition, Charles will deliver a robust program of waltzes by Granados and Chopin, along with other mesmerizing pieces.

✨ You won`t want to miss this unforgettable performance. Tickets are selling fast, so secure yours now and join us for an afternoon of exquisite music at the beautiful St. Paul`s Presbyterian Church on Amherst Island.

🎟️ Get your tickets here: [Link in bio]
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These cute little critters are needle felted with love! Which is your favourite? Looking to take one home? We sell these at local craft markets where we are a vendor (check our website or stay tuned on socials to learn about our next market) and they are only $5. 😱 #feltcraft #needlefelting #localwool #amherstisland #topsyfarms ...

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When I first created this garden, I called it ‘the cutting garden’. Although I do cut flowers from it for fresh and dried bouquets, I now feel this garden needs renaming. ‘The Naturalized Garden’ seems more appropriate. All plants in this garden are either perennials, biennials or self seeders that are relatively deer and rabbit resistant. Although I do spend a number of hours working on it almost everyday, it doesn’t really look like it. With climate change in mind all the plant choices I’ve made follow a strict criteria for survival in tough conditions - drought, poor soil, browsing and wind. I never water it, every effort to manage plant issues is done organically or not at all. The biodiversity of both native and non native plant species help support all manner of wildlife. There is even a small pond in this garden - it gives us such pleasure to see it being used. #amherstisland #amherstislandlandscape #naturalizedgarden #rosslandgardensamherstisland #allium #rosecampion #commonmilkweed #orlaya ...

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Take a Ferry to Amherst Island and step back in time! This beautiful Island is filled with history and fun!

📍 Amherst Island Ferry – 5604 Bath Road, Milhaven
📍 McGinn’s General Store – 5695 Front Road, Stella
📍 Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre – 5220 Front Road, Stella
📍 backkitchen_ai – 5660 Front Road, Stella
📍 Irish Stone Walls – All across the Island
📍 topsyfarms – 14775 Front Road, Stella
📍 Sand Beach Wetlands Conservation Area – Beach Road
📍 The Lodge on Amherst Island – 320 McDonalds Lane, Stella

Visit Amherst Island this summer and explore all it has to offer!

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On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of being on the Amherst Islander II’s first passenger trip! It was a huge day for the community and great to see so many smiling faces.

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It’s such a beautiful day - come visit and see our newest line of ethical clothing by Paul Long. Recycled wool, cashmere and cotton garments for both men and women. We have air conditioning inside and that’s where the linen womenswear is! Open today, 1-4pm #amherstisland #summer #clothing #treatyourselflikesomeoneyoulove ...

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Available at the gallery today, 1-4pm. #amherstisland #amherstislandlavender #freshflowers #lavender ...

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Today was the opening concert of the Waterside Summer Series, and what a magical experience it was. ✨

A huge thank you to the amazing, Jonathan Crow, violin
Yolanda Bruno, violin and Philip Chiu, piano! 🎶

⭐️Don’t miss our next concert in the series, with Charles Richard-Hamelin on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 3:15pm on the island!

🔗 Click the link in our bio for tickets to the next 4 performances!

❤️ Don’t forget to follow these amazing musicians, philchiupiano yolandaviolin and jcrowfiddle

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It is high time I introduced myself. My name is Darlene Martin-Stuart, and I am the Creative Director here at Rossland Gardens. I am also a glass artist, and a small scale organic market and flower farmer. I love what I do; to me it`s not a job, but rather an expression of the `slow living` lifestyle. My husband and I have an artisanal approach to just about everything we do (we also have a high tolerance for repair!)

We are proud of the last eight years whereby we have restored the oldest farmstead on Amherst Island. We have the utmost respect for the history of this magical property and have tried our best to honour it with an approach reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts era.

One of the first out-buildings we restored was a chicken coop; we have repurposed it into small, boutique style gallery that champions the work of twenty five top-tier artists and artisans from across Canada. We are only open seven months of the year, May through December, and welcome all supporters of our gallery to enjoy an intimate, immersive experience that is uniquely ours to offer.

It is our dream to continue our restoration work through the sale of fine craft. It is also a dream to continue increasing biodiversity and supporting our local wildlife by providing protection, food, water and habitat for a vast array of permanent and migrating birds, as well as deer, fox and all manner of living beings that call Rossland Gardens home. Our approach to our daily lives gives us meaning and purpose, and hope, above all else, to continue doing the things that give us, and the people around us, joy. Happiness Matters!

#amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #artgallery #finecraft #organicgardening #farmgate #handmade #artandcraft #shoplocal
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There’s so much to see and do at Topsy Farms, located at 14775 Front Road on Amherst Island.

Get an up close look at a real working farm. Meet Willow & Cedar, their famous Highland cows. Cuddle with the foster lambs and see sheep grazing in the fields.

Don’t forget to stop in at The Wool Shed, their fantastic farm store.

You’ll love your trip to Topsy Farms! Plan a visit this summer.

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Introducing Rossland Gardens Lip Luxe. 28 grams, equivalent to 6.6 plastic tubes of commercial lip balm at a fraction of the price. Our formulation is 100% pure and natural, and it is in a reusable tin. It’s great stuff, ethically made, and I’m really proud of it. Come get some today when we are open between 1-4 and get treated to a complimentary bath bomb or shower steamer! #amherstisland #lipbalm #ethical #zerowaste #zeroplastic #pureandnatural #rosslandgardensbotanicals #madewithlove ...

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🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day from Waterside Music! 🎉
Celebrate this special day with joy and music. As we honor our beautiful country, don`t forget to grab your tickets for the incredible concerts lined up in the Waterside Music Summer Series Festival! 🎶

🎟️ Concert Dates:

🎵 Friday, July 5, 2024: Jonathan Crow, Yolanda Bruno, and Philip Chiu
🎵 Saturday, July 13, 2024: Charles Richard-Hamelin
🎵 Sunday, July 21, 2024: True North Brass
🎵 Sunday, August 4, 2024: Philip Chiu and Lara Deutsch
🎵 Saturday, August 17, 2024: Julie Nesrallah and Robert Kortgaard

🔒 Secure your tickets now and enjoy a summer filled with extraordinary music on beautiful Amherst Island.

🔗 Purchase Your Tickets Now: [Link in bio]
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About to smoke my first salmon on the Big Green Egg! 🔥
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