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.

Part two of our five part Traditions of Christmas Special will discuss the story of George Frideric Handel and his most celebrated work, the oratorio Messiah, with special guests Chris Cameron and Karen Henderson.

Chris is the current editor of Watershed magazine, a former opera singer, and a continuous storyteller. Chris will be making musical selections for the program from The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, as well as The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

The premier performance of Handel’s Messiah raised 400 pounds and freed 142 men from debtor’s prison. Karen Henderson, cellist and daughter of renown Canadian composer Ruth Watson Henderson, will discuss her years of involvement raising monies through the sale of poinsettias benefiting the Toronto Children’s Corus. Karen and Darlene will share what they know about three iconic Christmas flowers - poinsettias, mistletoe and amaryllis.

#amherstisland #handel #messiah #uddermorningshow amherstislandradio watershedmagazine #poinsettia #mistletoe #amaryllis
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- This was taken one year ago. I went on a day trip with my ‘bird crew’, a group of friends I sometimes get to go hiking with, but not nearly enough these days. I spotted this Barred Owl and I was so goddamn excited! -

A lot happens over three hundred and sixty five days.

I moved to a new work team, and I lead a new project. I began a new relationship. People I barely knew a year ago, I now can’t imagine living without. People I knew very well, are no longer living with us. I got closer to some things, and further away from others.

I met and made new friends; with people, and with birds, foxes and trains. I travelled as much as I could. I have taken thousands of photos. Beginnings, and endings, learning curves and love. Ever evolving, as is the way.
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#Canada #Ontario #DiscoverOn #AmherstIsland #barredowl #owls #owl #birds #ornithology #trees #nature #wildlife #animals #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #fall #autumn #nikon #nikonz50
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“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean, in a drop.” - Rumi

#quotes #reflections #water #oceanquotes #waterismyhappyplace #peaceful #ferry #ferryride #amherstisland #adventures #qualitytime
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The Treasure of Stella Bay, Doug Jordan’s latest opus, is a work of fiction, sort of a Tom Sawyer, but set 100 years later in 1960 rather than 1860, and Stella Ontario, rather than Hannibal Missouri. It is the story of a 11-12 year old boy, Alex Jorgenson, who struggles to come to terms with a new home, new school, new friends and a special girl, and finds the courage to confront his bullies, and his insecurities, and discover the treasure of Stella Bay. This is a book for all ages, youths to folks who were in their youth during the early ’60s.
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#amherstisland #indiebookstore #1000islands #gananoque #readingbytheriver #kingston_on #brockvilleontario #shopsmall #shoplocal #reading
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🚨contest alert🚨

Help us map our new stronger 101.3 FM signal and qualify to win one of three prizes of $101.30! 💵🤑

Comment below in what geographical location you can hear us from and we’ll add your location to the map! Get in your car and drive, or check-in from home!

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#kingston #napanee #wilton #odessa #wolfeisland #yarker #harrowsmith #bath #amherstview #ygk #inverary #glenburnie #amherstisland #camdeneast #tamworth #gananoque #shannonville #deseronto
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There is so much you can learn about nature on a farm!

Trees, bees, sheep, and highland cows were some things these two classes from Mulberry Waldorf School got to explore on their 'Explore Nature at Topsy' visit just this month (November 2021).

Book your own explore nature at Topsy visit on the blue marble website

www.bluemarblelearningscene.ca/topsy (link in bio)

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#trees #bees #honey #sheep #wool #connecttotheland #learningwithnature #alwayslearning #naturelover #fieldtrip #primaryclasses #juniorclasses #farmvisit #ontariofarms #bluemarblelearning #amherstisland
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#photography #waterphotography #waterfowlphotography #lakeontariophotography #naturephotography #amherstisland #windturbines #rainclouds ...

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#lakeontariophotography #photography #amherstisland #lakeontario #waterphotography #canadianphotography #canadianlakes ...

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#photography #rainclouds #amherstisland #windturbines #waterfowl #duckphotography #canadianphotography #naturephotography ...

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Tuesday night vibes. #realtorlife #amherstisland #sunset ...

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Tug boat and barge with old ferry dock pieces. Millhaven dock. Frontenac II docked at new dock. #amherstisland #ferry #millhavendock #lakeontario ...

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A white-tailed deer we saw at Amherst Island #wildanimals #amherstisland #wilddeer #wildlifephotography #ontariocanada ...

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Janet’s tremendous commitment to our community and our radio station will be recognized publicly at our Annual General Meeting taking place Wednesday October 13th at 7pm via Zoom web-conference.

Janet’s long standing dedicated service as a broadcaster, her enthusiasm and leadership for promoting birding in the region, and Janet’s amazing positive energy that she openly shares with the local community made the decision easy for the Board to select Janet as this year’s inductee.

Please join us by going to the cjai.ca home page and clicking on the Zoom link at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations Janet!

#amherstisland #uddermorningshow #justforthebirds #amherstislandradio #walloffame #commitmenttocommunity
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