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.

NOW AVAILABLE at the Spring kingstonholidaymarket || Summer Baby || 16x16 #oiloncanvas || $200
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I painted this little beauty based on a photo I took from the end of our dock the morning of my birthday last summer.
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I love being a summer baby and all the things about long days, hot sun, cool lakes, and the freedom of being outside.
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This piece is meant to celebrate taking time for those things that fuel your soul.
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Find it now at the “Kingston Holiday Market” link in my bio along with 13 other original paintings by yours truly.
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Don’t forget to check out the offerings of all the amazing local artists and makers. What better place to find the perfect gift for Mom—or the mom-like person in your life—or to get yourself a little spring pick-me-up!
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👋 Tune in to CJAI 92.1 at 7 friends 🤝
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TONIGHT 7pm-9pm 92.1FM // Catch our latest episode of Kingston Live! ONAIR featuring an interview with local music legends Dennis Clark (vocals), and drummer Thomas Littler from listenupkid // 🤟Be sure to stick around after the interview as we premiere a never-before-heard single coming in hot off their unreleased upcoming album 🤟#ygkmusic
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NEW on my blog || Spring snowfall and resilience.
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This morning’s snowfall is a really great metaphor for things not going according to expectations: it’s spring, nice weather has arrived, flowers are growing, and then it snows.
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All the beautiful things we’re growing are blanketed in chill. Everything we’ve been working so hard on is put on pause.
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And yet.
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We really should see this coming. It seems to happen every year. It should be part of our planning.
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It should be something we welcome. But it’s really hard, especially in a year with so many things being put on hold.
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Read more at the link in my bio.
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red-tailed hawk giving me a rather stern look 😎 #redtailedhawk #hawks #hawksofinstagram #birdofprey #birdsofprey #faucon #oiseauxdeproie #oiseaux #fågel #raptors #eliteraptors #eye_spy_birds #nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #naturebrilliance #nature_birds #birds_adored #birds_of_ig #birds_captures #birdperfection #bird_watchers_daily #birdingdaily #wildlifeplanet #wildlife__focus #birdingontario #birdsofontario #ontario_birding_ #featheredfriends #amherstisland #ontariocanada ...

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Caught 10 feet from the back yard lol
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Checking In

The early lambs are doing well; we will do some specific updates on their stories in the coming week

This photo is from 2018; that seems a lifetime ago

Humans are in the habit of asking each other "how are you" - most of the time, we don't give the space to get an actual answer

So today we are checking in

How are you?

How are you really?

13 months is a long time to be in perpetual survival-mode

Drop a comment, send us a private message

We would love to hear about the good, the bad, the bruised, or the unexpected benefits

What do you know now that you didn't know a year ago?

What skills have you gained (or lost)?

Here are a couple of ours:

The Topsy farmers have learned how to use Zoom and other, digital meeting aps - the results have been mixed

We would love to use these new skills to bring you folks into the lambing pens with us

Is this a thing you would want to do?

We learned the term "rewilding" and are engaged in the active process of giving 1 linear kilometer of habitat back to nature

We have learned a new relationship with consent and personal space

We are still learning how to balance the farm 'as a business' with the farm 'as a family'

We are still learning to not get ahead of ourselves when the excitement of a new project comes along;

Like running downhill vs. running downhill while giving a beautiful stranger a piggyback ride; it is easy to get tripped up and land both of you in the laneway

In no way is that a thing that embarrassingly happened in real life to one of the farmers as a teenager 😂🙈

The Topsy farmers make mistakes every day

We do our best to learn from them

Please reach out today

If not to us, then to someone in your sphere of influence

13 months is a long time

Our wells and reserve tanks are deeper than we may believe

Let us hold each other today

Even if it is from a great distance

Hold on

Everything is going to be okay

The hippies are coming

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📷 erinleydon
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