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 (2ย 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 Lifeย  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.

Two days outside working on the gallery garden has been extremely rewarding, as I seem to have discovered a buried stone wall! I pruned a plum tree and brought the branches in to force at the end of the day. I will take a closer photo when they bloom - I love the vase together with the painting! Gallery opens for the season May 18. New this year, floral design services and cut flower bouquet subscriptions. More info coming soon! #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #springforcing #rosslandgardensbotanicals #floralarrangement #plumblossoms #floraldesign #flowerbouquet ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Bonaparteโ€™s Gull.

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Rossland Gardens maple syrup displayed together with my โ€˜la tire sur le neigeโ€™ collection. Getting ready for opening day slowly but surely. May 18 is less than a month away now and I cannot wait to show you what is new! #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #thegalleryatrosslandgardens #openingMay18 #artgalleryamherstisland #finecraft #botanicals #worththeferrytrip #5starreview #openweekends #amherstislandmaplesyrup #darlenemartinstuartartglass ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Brown-headed Cowbird.

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Rude (but awfully cute) fox ๐ŸฆŠ torturing Tycho ๐Ÿถ. #tychothewhoodle #amherstisland ...

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This garden is now four years old. I love every minute I spend in it. This year I am splitting some perennials for the first time, bringing a lot of ornamental grasses forward and a lot of irises backward, hopefully creating a rhythm of softness and structure. This is an xeriscape garden meaning I donโ€™t water it. #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #springgarden #zone6a #amherstislandgarden #iris #ornamentalgrasses #gardenersworld ...

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We are proud to announce, We are having another bird photography contest. This one focuses only on woodpeckers! Share your best woodpecker shots!
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Please follow Rules of our contest:

โœ…must be following #ontario_birding_
โœ…share our contest in your story
โœ…new or older posts can be tagged
โœ…you can enter more than one photo
โœ…to enter tag your photos with both:
#ontario_birding_ #ontario_birding_woodpeckercontest
โœ…make sure the whole bird is visible
โœ…no black and white photos please
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three finalists will be chosen by our team and Voting in our story on May 11 for all members, winner will be posted Sunday May 12.

Have fun and good luck!

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PLEASE HELP CONSERVE AND PROTECT WILDLIFE

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Gloomy day quotes. #gloomy#gloomyday#rain#april#aprilweather #landscapinglife#landscaping#landscapedesign #landscapedesigner#blackcat #blackcatsofinstagram#kingstonontario #lennoxandaddington#amherstisland #bayofquinte#southfrontenac ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Loggerhead Shrike.

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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & todayโ€™s featured Bird Photographer โ“‚๏ธMember: _ryan_shoots_a_canon_
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Penstemon โ€˜Onyx & Pearlsโ€™. I love this plant - it naturalizes beautifully, the leaf colour is striking, pollinators love it, and it is drought tolerant. It is supposed to be deer & rabbit resistant, but one of the two have been happily browsing them. I never water them, they always recover from the browsing, and when they flower, the white of the flower with the almost black mature leaves is really stunning. If I were to recommend a plant for xeriscaping, this would be one of them. #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #rosslandgardensbotanicals #penstemon #xeriscaping ...

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The bluffs are found on the westernmost point of Amherst Island. Such a beautiful view.
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"Totality view during the eclipse looking across Lake Ontario from Amherst Island on the Canadian side to the United States towards Cape Vincent, New York." NCPR Photo of the Day ๐Ÿ“ธ : Bob Pickard bobpickard

To submit a photo, visit the link in our bio, or email photo@ncpr.org

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Northern Cardinal.

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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & todayโ€™s featured Bird Photographer โ“‚๏ธMember: williewarner111
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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Bullockโ€™s Oriole.

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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & todayโ€™s featured Bird Photographer โ“‚๏ธMember: kitty_bernoulli
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Muscari latifolium - grape hyacinth planted four years ago. These have had a shaky start, having been browsed heavily by hungry deer who didnโ€™t know they were foul tasting. Four years later the deer have learned and are ignoring them in an area a quarter the size of what I started with. Sometimes, you just need patience and acceptance that nature will take care of itself. In the centre of this patch is a wire cage protecting a black currant - I wonder if the deer are afraid of the cage, which may also explain why you can pretty much scribe a 4 foot circle from the centre of it and see all the muscari within it. The big piece of rotting wood provides habitant and lets me know where not to mow in the summer. Also, I just like the look of it. #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #gardendesign #muscari #grapehyacinth #rosslandgardensbotanicals #springflowers #naturalizing ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Sandhill Crane.

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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & todayโ€™s featured Bird Photographer โ“‚๏ธMember: wilderness.depths
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๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ photograph selected by our team at ontario_birding_

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Glory of the Snow. #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #rosslandgardensbotanicals #amherstislandspringflowers #openingdaymay18th landacounty naturallylennoxaddington amherstislandblooms ...

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First daffs of the season: split corona โ€˜cassataโ€™. At least I think theyโ€™re the first - they are what I could see from the kitchen window. We have 18 varieties of narcissi spread all around the property, including some species that are tiny and demure, but mostly cultivars that are big and blousy. Some were here long before we came, but most were planted 4 years ago. They naturalize extremely well here and the deer tend to give them a pass. #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #specialtynarcissus #springbulbs #daffodils ...

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Pots of spring planting bulbs are showing promise. #iris #gladiolus #freesia #ranunculus #crocosmia #peruviandaffodil #amherstisland #rosslandgardensamherstisland #rosslandgardensflowers #flowerfarmer #bouquetsubscriptionscomingsoon ...

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