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.

Lovely night on Lake Ontario #lakeontario #shore #calmwaters #amherstisland #greatlakes ...

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Thank you Sally for sharing your seedlings with me this morning. #amherstisland #topsyfarms ...

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A friend has some seedlings for me so I’m popping over to Amherst Island to pick them up! I think this is the first time I’ve ever been on the boat and not allowed out to walk around, visit or hang out in the wheelhouse with the Captain #covit19 #amherstisland ...

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#sunrise #finklespark #bathontario #ontario #shadows #trees #pier #earlymorning #islandview #amherstisland #lakeontario #sunrisephotography #peaceful #morningmotivation #covidsucks #southeasternontario #pgtips #waterreflections #localbeauty ...

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Lavender Sunrises
#lavender #sunrise #bathontario #ontario #waterreflections #serene #fourthirtywakeup #earlymorning #tooearly #worthit #localbeauty #pastels #islandview #amherstisland #spring #windturbines #depth #pgtips #dawn #nomistakesinityet #southeasternontario
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Tonight was amazing. #amherstisland #sunset #lakeontario ...

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Never a dull moment at topsyfarms! A quick behind-the-scenes of our shoot with the Topsy crew as they build the first #victorygarden as part of their campaign to help their community grow a little stronger 🌱 Huge shout out to kubotacanada for their unreal generosity and support of this amazing initiative.

As a side, I think I'll stick to filming and leave the heavy work to the trained professionals 😂 📹Credit: jakemurray75

#growstronger #garden #together #covid19 #amherstisland #team #gear #video #fujifilm #fujifilmxt3 #toys #like #follow
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💕DAY 10 GIVEAWAY💕

The big finale giveaway, one of my all time favourite items is my topsyfarms blanket and now you have a chance to win this one!
How to enter:
1. You must LIKE/Follow my page
2. LIKE this post
3. TAG a mama and/or essential who deserves to win. (Each tag counts as an entry.)
4. BONUS entry if you share to your story (tag me so I can see it)
This giveaway runs for today, Mother’s Day. You can enter until 11:59pm EDT. Winners will be announced and contacted the following day.
Instagram/Facebook in no way sponsors or endorses this giveaway.
This giveaway is open to Ontario residents, however, all items must be picked up from giveaway item shop/business by the winner.
#shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #farm #supportfarmers #amherstisland #topsyfarms #woolblanket #lennoxandaddington #mothersday #essentialworkers
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Springtime is baby time! Check my stories today for the bird nest tour of my house! #amherstisland ...

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Don’t know what to get you island mom for Mother’s Day? Let her choose! Use the GIFT CARD link in our profile! #shoplocalygk #weaselandeasel #amherstisland ...

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Springtime is baby time! #amherstisland #springtime ...

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Low on soap? We’ve got natural soaps handmade right here on the island for pickup or island delivery (follow link in profile)! #shoplocalygk #amherstisland #weaselandeasel #handmadesoap #amherstislandmade ...

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#Repost 📸 topsyfarms Skipping Stones

Calm water
Clear evening

Bufflehead ducks float past

Paired off in their monogamish committment

Leaving their dual "V" wakes behind

Buffleheads nest in woodpecker carvings

They deserve some small luxuries for having such a ridiculous name and haircut

The farm kid stands on the smooth limestone shelf

Stands on the edge of adulthood

The farm kid's footing is a large, flat, piece of stone that was once bedrock
It was once the field

But that is a different story

The kid is a Bruce Springsteen song in grey hoodie

Every opportunity is open in the first couple chords, the opening verse

The promise of all
Life choices and circumstances dictate the the story

Easy to get swept away from the path of steady self

Easy to get washed off in Bufflehead wake

The steady self forgotten
The skipping stone is collected from a pile of 1000 candidates

It could've been the time for any of them

In a decade, this one will make it back to the shore

Every ice sheet, west wind, and Bufflehead foot paddle edging it back for another to find

The stone is smooth

Still warm from the late April sun

Warmer than the air

The nearly perfect stone disc fits the work roughened hand

Even at 15, the calluses have formed

Life's work gloves

The stone is the lid of an olive jar

Too big and the spin won't be correct

Too small and there will be insufficient weight
Thumb and pointer finger encircle

Middle finger mimics but takes a passive role; supporting the stone in place

Hand, wrist, arm, elbow, shoulder; none of these skip a stone

The stone is not thrown by arm

Music is not made by the sitting audience

The stone is launched from the head, the back, the guts, the hips, the knees and most of all;

The stone is skipped from the feet

This is the secret of life
This is the secret of skipping a stone

The farm kid will skip this perfect stone with his feet

The spring coils
Every muscle and synapse talking to the big toe

Everything

The stone flies

The spin carries momentum

The water's surface tension doesn't stand a chance

The record of 20 skips and 10 pitter-pats won't be broken tonight;

There is so much more being
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Snail mail lovers can also get a 5-pack of island postcards by Don “Woody” Woodiwiss. #contactlesspickup #amherstisland #weaselandeasel #snailmail #postcard ...

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My view from my kitchen widow I’m so blessed 💕#amherstisland ...

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Do not worry boys & girls it's almost over we will be open very soon can't wait to meet you all.
#amherstisland Topsy Farms #countrygirlswithstyle
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More front bench #contactless shopping 🛍! Thank you for your support! #shoplocalygk #amherstisland #weaselandeasel ...

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