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.

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The “Lake House” is now complete. As a tag team design build collaboration with my father and a local teenager, it posed certain challenges, but the end result is a commodious 10 square meters. My parents can sit by the lake again ( something they had abandoned over the last couple of years due to declining mobility and a treacherous shoreline of shifting rocks). #amherstisland #hut #shack #gazebo #DIY #aginginplace #lakeontario ...

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I finally enjoyed a swim for the first time. Last year I wouldn’t go past my feet and now look at me! #summervibes #amherstisland #facilitydog #nsdjersey #workingdogs ...

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The "Lake of Shining Waters". -LMM

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Reunited and it feels SO good •

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This bird is a member of an "conspiracy" of Black Skimmers 🤘🤘 Groups of this cool species are also referred to as an "embezzlement" or "scoop" of Skimmers.

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Usually on 🇨🇦 Day on the island we have a big (small) parade and strawberry social and the best fireworks at the school but we had to cancel for obvious reasons so instead I spent it out at one of my favourite places with a few great friends new & old. We swam and danced and laughed and cooked on the fire and relaxed and watched various fireworks across the water and it was amazing. Happy Canada Day, folks! #amherstisland #happycanadaday ...

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Happy Canada Day from all of us at the Back Kitchen! We’re celebrating with our new July hours (Wednesday-Sunday, 12-7 + 7-8 for ice cream). Come on down for an ice cream, and if you’re feeling saucy, ask for our fresh strawberry jam to be poured on top!
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Happy Canada Day to all our canadian customers (and my fellow canucks)! 🇨🇦😁 ...

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Happy Canada Day, Canada! 🇨🇦 McGinn’s General Store, Stella, Amherst Island, parade of one parading along the Front Road. Oh, Canada! 🇨🇦 #AmherstIsland #happycanadaday ...

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An early spring pic of a Dunlin bulking up on a Florida beach for the trip up north.

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We were visited by the Amherst Island stone angel! Thanks for a great first day back, and thanks for following the safety protocols. Let’s stay safe out there! #amherstisland #weaselandeasel ...

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Watched the storm come in from a friend’s tonight. It was amazing. #amherstisland ...

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Sometimes you need a little bit of sun on a rainy day!

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This place rocks, I think to myself, after a post-volunteer-at-the backkitchen_ai dip. Hope you’re all well and loving life and friendship and health. #amherstisland ...

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