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.

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Moments before their guard dog arrived to tell me that my presence was not appreciated. #amherstisland #sheep #lambs #visitontario #ontariotravel #vacations #🐑 ...

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Here we go!!!

Haying social media contest, take a guess at what our ACTUAL final count will be and we'll send you a yet-to-be-determined prize..*.

Write your guess in the comments (tag a friend if you think they'd like to play too).
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We spend the summer making food for winter.

The haying team started yesterday, a little later than "normal".

Multiple doses of rainy, June afternoons have prevented us tucking into this beast of a job sooner.

Advantages to waiting:

1. The equipment is more ready than it was 2 weeks ago.

2. The pasture birds have finished their nesting and have fledged (bobolink).

3. The farmers had a chance to catch-breath post lambing and enjoy a few quiet evenings and slow solstice mornings.

4. The moisture in the ground gets a chance to evaporate.

Water is good for growing things, however, wet earth is not conducive for drying hay.

Disadvantages to waiting:

1. The combo of weather conditions have caused the tall grasses to explod and over-mature.

If we could have started 10 days ago it would have been better.

2. We are now locked in to the cutting, raking, baling routine...

We must now keep going and take a risk with getting hay rained on.

We have used up all of leeway days.

3. We've lost the opportunity to slowly train some of our novice workers.

We will now train them on the go... Classic us.

A farmer would like to journal more about the actual process of hay making, but that can wait for another day.

The equipment needs to be serviced and a full day of baling awaits.

Thank you for following our journey.

Thank you for helping us to keep the farm land as a farm.

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*The prize winner will get to choose between a couple options, no cash value, answers will be screen shot/ recorded on June 30th - no more guesses after that date will be considered.

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It’s a Pineapple-tastic morning here at the BK! 🍍🍍🍍
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New this weekend: A Succulent Arrangement! Love a floral centrepiece for your indoor or outdoor dining table, but don’t want to fuss over it? This is as low maintenance as it gets. The best part? It will look gorgeous for up to one year! The antique earthenware container is low and wide and doesn’t impede conversation across the table. Just keep the arrangement in a location that gets morning sun and move it to the table when entertaining. Water very sparingly about once every three months. It’s a conversation piece, and yes, the pink stones were collected from Sand Beach, to compliment the grey, plum, blue and lime tones of the plants. Bring it back in a year to either have it redone, or get the pot deposit back! This one will arrive at The Weasel & Easel tomorrow morning at 10am. #succulents #floraldesign #floralarrangement #amherstisland #livingcentrepiece #lastsaboutayear #lowmaintenanceplants ...

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Tranquility at its finest...
Happy Friday! 🌞
#happyplace #peaceful #amherstisland
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Home sweet home… 🥰

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Home sweet home… 🥰

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The Berry garden at dusk. #elderberry #rasberry #amherstisland #countrygarden #homesteading #preserves #jam #syrup #cordial #zone6a #gardening #beautifulview #easternontario ...

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Vacation mode activated. #amherstisland #lakeontario #summersolstice #sunsetlover ...

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Pre-order and save 🤗🤗

Team Topsy baseball shirts!!!

Click the product link Or click the link in our bio or "stories" ⤴️

Grand slam - we're very pleased to share our fresh design with you.

Happy 50th anniversary!!!

This is Team Topsy's first baseball shirt.

Gotta protect those arms from the sun when working on the fenceline, taking the afternoon off to read beside the beach, or trying to reach 3rd base in the back pasture.

Whatever your pleasure, slide into comfort in this soft heather 60/40 cotton/poly blend. Unisex. 

The price really is a home run - pre-order for just $29, regular, in-store will be a bit more.

This logo will be featured on other upcoming items, so stay for the next inning...

How many other baseball puns can you think of?

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First night at the cottage, such a lovely evening! #cottagelife #sunset #lakeontario #amherstisland #seeyouinaweek #naturephotography #peacefulmindpeacefullife ...

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Summer summer summer time… time to sit back and unwind.

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