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”.

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, and paper copies are available at many locations on the Island.

Elevate yourself to new heights! Make the Tigín your next destination for this New Years! Still available for booking 😃

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#ChickPicotheDay (Day 4,006)
Beyond the berries sits the farmhouse with the green steel roof.
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#ChickPicotheDay (Day 4,005)
A little sepia treatment on this view from the eastern end of Lake Ontario looking southwest.
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As we head into the end of Fall with snowfall in the forecast, we are now booking installations for Spring 2023.

Call 613-572-4319 for a free estimate!

Get ahead of the pack by booking this fall, our spring schedule fills up quick!
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#ChickPicotheDay (Day 4,004)
"Here's lookin' at you shweetheart."
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#ChickPicotheDay (Day 4,003)

Big ole splashes of red down in the county yesterday.

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Our 100% sustainably produced, natural wool, watchman toques from our pals over topsyfarms are here.

Since we only snagged a few of each colour, you won’t find them for sale on our website.

Only available to purchase in our retail store.

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In 2019, our Jake participates in a business seminar hosted in The County by SVX - a group who wants to change the world through impact investing. Topsy Farms does our work though small daily acts. We offer free access to the farmland for people of all ages and backgrounds. We call this program Connect to the Land - visiting is always free, 7 days a week, 12 months of the year.

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It is always bittersweet to sell a home on Amherst Island. We are sad to say goodbye to great neighbours who have been active and supportive community members. We are excited to welcome a lovely new family. Thank you, Rachel MacDonald - Chestnut Park Real Estate for your work to bring these buyers and sellers together.

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Gratitude Thursday

Our training wheels are gone.

August 31st, 2018, the day that Chris and Di (retiring partners) left for BC.

The day we decide to try and keep the land rather than sell it off as a subdivision.

There's a very real chance that we can't do this thing.

That the pastures will be forfeit to the bankers; a piece of us marked on a balance sheet as collateral.

Losing the farm would be like losing an arm.

We could survive without an arm, people do it every day, but we would never be whole again.

So, we've put on the big kid overalls.

Life-and-death consequences are a daily reality.

We had to learn quickly all the things we didn't know that we didn't know: about agriculture, about business, about ourselves.

Simultaneously building up the eco-tourism and retail wings of the business while still being farmers.

It has not been easy.

We have messed up much.

We have been angry sometimes.

We have been frustrated.

We have been keeping score: "no one is working as hard as me".

We have been overwhelmed.

We have felt vulnerable.

We are getting better at talking about ourselves and our hippie heritage.

Better at selling our products.

We are starting to believe that we are worthy of the space that we occupy.

Starting to figure this out.

We are learning to ask for help.

We are making progress:

Gaining traction.

Building momentum.

We are beginning to get it right.

It is good to focus on the small victories rather than getting tied up in all the unfinished.

4 years has shown what teamwork can accomplish.

And what happens when you've let go...

We are filled with gratitude.

We could not do this without each other.

We could not do this without you.

You, the person reading this morning journal.

Knowing that you are out there: cheering us on

Holding a lantern in the darkness: it keeps us going.

Thank you for following our journey.

Thank you for helping us to keep the farm land as a farm.

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