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.

Daily drawing day 21. There’s a lot more detail than this (the stone base) but this is all I have patience for right now. Kyle’s barn from the east, down at the end of Drumgoole Lane. #amherstisland #quarantineart #stayhome ...

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Day 19 is a piece of the old poplar_dell wall. Made with island found limestone. Restored last fall by drystonecanada #quarantineart #stayhome #drystonewall #amherstisland ...

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In these board times you all can discover a great radio station CJAI-FM Canada’s smallest radio station it fantastic all different kinds of music and talent something for everyone #amherstislandradio #wolfeisland #amherstisland ...

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What I really need to do is break out a ruler for stuff like this... I think that’s part of why I love the walls so much. Daily drawing day 18 is that cute red barn near the east end of Front Rd. #quarantineart #stayhome #amherstisland ...

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Day 16 is the centre of the crescent wall built last fall at The Lodge. Designed by stoneartireland, with the nameplate carved by jb_stonework. #drystonewall #amherstisland #stayhome #quarantineart ...

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I needed a change of scenery. Luckily there’s several places to be socially distant here on Amherst Island. (NOTE: That is NOT an invitation for tourists & weekenders to come here. We have a vulnerable demographic and would really prefer if you did not come here during this time.) This past week I’ve been feeling thankful that we moved out of Toronto when we did (nearly 4 years ago!). #amherstisland ...

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How are you all doing #wolfeisland #amherstisland #topsyfarms ❤️ ...

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Daily drawings day 14 is a lovely little wall at topsyfarms with a built-in seat, made at the 2018 drystonecanada festival. #amherstisland #drystonewall #topsyfarms #quarantineart #stayhome ...

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Beginning tonight at 8pm and running until Sunday evening you can shop and support local small businesses in the Kingston area in this online market.

Due to covid19 the ygkartisanmarket was moved from St.Lawrence College to a digital format on Facebook. Stay cozy and safe while getting your retail therapy and supporting small business.

#ygk #kingstonon #kingstonontario #ygkplus #ygkbiz #cityofkingston #napanee #bellevilleontario #gananoque #amherstisland #wolfeisland #bathontario city.of.kingston #ygkevents
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Day 13 is another wall built at the Irish Canadian Dry Stone Festival in 2015. Twice a year the sun shines through the Celtic cross (drawn last week?) wall directly onto the claddagh in the centre. And if it’s cloudy, those of us who gather there for a toast just shine a bright flashlight through for effect. Beautifully designed by talented Canadian waller commandoblando. #quarantineart #drystonewall #drystonecanada #stayhome #amherstisland ...

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Today marks 17 years since I packed up my Toronto condo and moved to a tiny island in Lake Ontario. Now, more than ever, I treasure this wonderful community. Thank you Amherst Island! ...

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For day 11’s daily drawing I thought I’d have another go at the Celtic cross dry stone wall across from the school as the first one was only a portion. I feel much better about this. #amherstisland #drystonecanada #celticcross #drystonewall #quarantineart #stayhome ...

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Amherst Island board getting its first coat of oil... almost ready to go! . . . #amherstisland
#woodart #woodartist #madeincanada #canadianmade #woodwork #wooddecor #woodcraft
#homedecor #kitchendecor #charcuterieboard
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This Black-capped Chickadee was the sentinel that alerted us to the Boreal Owl (previous post). #justgoshoot #naturephotographer #bestnatureshot #natureprimeshot #natureperfection #earthfocus #big_shotz #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #birdsofinstagram #canon #canon_photos #planetbirds #birdphotography #birds #amherstisland #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdfreaks #birding ...

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Feidin Wall. #amherstisland #drystonewall #drystonecanada ...

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Finally done. I *was* just going to wing it on the stones, and then I thought about the people who built this wall. They may know these stones, so to honour their work, I was accurate. It took a while. Day 7 of my daily drawings is a portion of the Feidin Wall built at the drystonecanada festival in 2016. #drystonecanada #amherstisland #quarantineart #stayhome #drystonewalls ...

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