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.

Open this weekend, at long last! We represent 23 top tier creatives from across Canada who have demonstrated excellence in fine craft. Come experience a unique immersive gallery experience in the heart of beautiful Amherst Island. To preview some of our 2024 offerings, please visit our newly updated website (link in profile). This year we will be open on Saturdays AND Sundays, 1-4pm both days, through until December. #amherstisland #amherstislandart #amherstislandontario #amherstislandartgallery #finecraft #finecraftsmanship #originalart #amherstislandarts #thegalleryatrosslandgardens #rosslandgardensamherstisland ...

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OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 18 @ 2-4pm. 14005 Front Rd, Amherst Island. MLS®# 40590377
JUST LISTED:
This gracious home, built in 1850 by artist Daniel Fowler, instantly takes you back to a gentler time. Wander in the garden or through the wooded 12.9 acres. Spend hot summer days enjoying 483 feet of waterfront or lounging on the stone patio. Walk past the drive shed, through the garden gate and you will be charmed with this updated historic gem. Carry on the home’s artistic tradition in your well-lit studio. Entertain in the updated kitchen and cozy living and dining rooms. The main floor bed and bath are perfect for guests. Upstairs, you will find 4 generously sized bedrooms, a bonus office (or teen gaming room), and an updated 3-piece bathroom. Use the “servant’s stairs” to sneak down to the kitchen for a late-night snack. The sturdy barn offers space for storage or hobbies. Freshly painted with a 1-year-old furnace, this home is ready for you to move in a mix up a pitcher of lemonade. Don’t miss this treasure of a home.

Amherst Island is perfectly situated within easy reach of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. It can only be accessed by ferry which has contributed to the island`s cultural and natural heritage landscape preservation, allowing it to remain a hidden gem. The ferry leaves Millhaven hourly at half past the hour, 20 hours/day, 365 days/year. Visitor return fare is $10.

For more info on lwrealty.ca
Contact us at (343) 989-1550 or (613) 389-1005

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We are feeling the community❤️! Thank you to amherstislandradio for your wonderful donation of $5,000 from your charity bingo! The funds will be used to help operate our Community Harvest Gardens and Community Training Farm this summer!

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Stay safe & enjoy the long weekend! #may24weekend #maylongweekend #camping #campingseason #landscaping #kingstonontario #amherstisland #bayofquinte #lakeontario ...

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We are open for the season! Come and see what we have in stock. #amherstisland ...

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Take a quick tour of our latest listing: This updated historic gem features a well-lit studio, an updated kitchen, cozy living and dining rooms, and a main floor bed and bath. Upstairs, you`ll find 4 spacious bedrooms, a bonus office/nursery/teen gaming room, and an updated bathroom. The "servant`s stairs" provide easy access to the kitchen for late-night snacks. The sturdy barn offers additional storage or hobby space. Freshly painted and equipped with a new furnace, this home is ready for you to move in. Don’t miss this treasure!

#LynnAndLorna #ygk #ygkrealtor #ygkrealestate #justlisted #latestlisting #amherstisland
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Coming Soon to MLS®: Historic Charming Waterfront Home

🏠 Historic Home
🛌 5 Bedrooms
🛀 2 Full Bathrooms
🌊 483 Ft Shoreline
🌳 12.5 Acres
🎨 Studio
✅ Barn
💧Well
🌎 Amherst Island

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Black-throated Blue Warbler.

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An excited group of organizers, ready to start a Pasture Walk. Saturday’s event on Amherst Island was fantastic! From the wealth of information provided by the speakers, to the very engaged attendees who asked lots of great questions, we couldn’t be happier with how things went. A huge THANKS goes out to our host, Mark Ritchie!

#grazing #rotationalgrazing #pasturewalk #pasture #workshop #event #fencing #amherstisland
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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & today’s featured Bird Photographer Ⓜ️Member: peterdegannes
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Join us this long weekend for our season opening! We will be open Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. #amherstisland #amherstislandartgallery #amherstislandmade #amherstislandontario #amherstislandgifts #rosslandgallery #rosslandgardensamherstisland ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
Winner of our woodpecker Photo Challenge💫

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A Pileated Woodpecker.

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WE LOVE BIRDS❤️🐦❤️
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Tag your birder friends🆒🪶
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Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & today’s featured Bird Photographer Ⓜ️Member: fauna.by.dt
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Happy Mother’s Day! #mothersday #mother #mothers #mom #kingstonontario #lennoxandaddington #amherstisland #bayofquinte #southfrontenac ...

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📍 Amherst Island 🏝️
Kingston, ON

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#ferrydock
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Pasture Walk on Amherst Island!

Thanks to Mark, Anita, Christine, Barb, Patricia, and everyone else who hosted and taught at the event. Learned lots, met even more good people!

#sheep #sheepfarm #sheepfarming #pasture #pasturemanagement #smallag #regenerativeagriculture #farm #farming #pastureseason #grazingnetwork #amherstisland
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Awesome day out for some Professional development thanks to Patricia and her awesome team at onforagecouncil
#footflats #pastureseason #grazingnetwork #amherstisland
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The Weasel and Easel will be open on Saturday May 11th from 9:00 to 3:00 pm. Come and see what we have in stock. We have some very talented new artisans! #amherstislandart #amherstisland ...

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Our beautiful Bird Photo of The Day!
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A American Avocet.

✅Please Follow us and Tag all your best ontario bird photos & Sightings for a chance to be featured here! Put our tag in your post description #ontario_birding_
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Meet Local birding enthusiasts and bird photographers...
WE LOVE BIRDS❤️🐦❤️
.
Tag your birder friends🆒🪶
.
Congratulations To Our Featured Photo & today’s featured Bird Photographer Ⓜ️Member: hoagiebirds
🔹🔹🔹🔹🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Show your support for our local fellow birder!
DM for credits & Features / Bird watching events, contests and giveaways co
Goal 5000 🙌🏻 Followers 🔝👁‍🗨 Happy Birding and Stay Safe out there! 🦅 - 📥 Suggestions, Questions & Requests Dm Us!
🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔹🔹🔹🔹🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 photograph selected by our team at ontario_birding_

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LAST CALL! Our Amherst Island Pasture Walk is happening this Saturday! Register now to take part in this fence planning clinic with Grazing Mentor Anita O’Brien, and learn from Christine O’Reilly about what “full recovery” looks like for pasture plants and how rotational grazing fits into soil health and carbon sequestration. Lunch is provided. Link in bio.

#grazing #rotationalgrazing #pasturewalk #beef #sheep #amherstisland #frontenac #lennoxandaddington #pasture #fencing
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