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Amherst Island


6 months - Residential, Farm & Land Sales - Updated June 2024


About Amherst Island

Amherst Island is 66 km2 and 20 km long, and is located between Kingston and Prince Edward County. It is located in Loyalist Township, part of Lennox and Addington County. It is one of the largest islands in Lake Ontario, about 3km offshore from mainland Loyalist Township. The population is 450, but doubles or triples in the summer. Amherst Island is known for fishing, cycling, sailing, birding, and for having the largest concentration of Irish dry stone walls in Canada.

Amherst Island is serviced hourly by ferry running from Millhaven (mainland side) to Stella (island side) from 6:00 AM (Stella) with the last ferry leaving Millhaven at 1:30 AM. Visitor return fare is $10, payable by cash, credit, or debit. 


  • Fire Department and Emergency Services
  • Amherst Island Public School (JK-8)
  • 2 churches with regular services: St. Paul’s Presbyterian and St. Alban’s Anglican
  • High speed internet: SpaceX’s StarLink, KOS & Xplornet
  • Amherst Island General Store – groceries, a Canada Post outlet, and an LCBO outlet. 
  • Public Parks: Sand Beach Wetlands Conservation Area (beach, walking path and deck overseeing the wetlands), Centennial Park (playground), Lane’s End Park (picnic area), and Stella Bay Public Dock.
  • Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre which houses the Weasel & Easel Art and Gifts (Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving)
  • The Back Kitchen Restaurant (Mid-May to Labour Day)
  • Topsy Farms sheep farm, walking trail, workshops, community events, and retail shop

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