Milton Island is a rugged, heart shaped island that sits at the western entrance to the Bateau Channel, about 8 km east of downtown Kingston, just off the mainland. The island is easily accessible by kayak or canoe from various boat launches nearby, and your boat can be docked at the sheltered docking area at the eastern end of the island. The closest boat launches can be found at 34 Faircrest Blvd (about 1 km west of the island), and 807 LaSalle Blvd (about 2 km west of the island). For a full list of launch areas, click here to be directed to the city of Kingston's website.
A diverse variety of flora can be found on Milton Island, including mature forests of red oak and white pine, and brilliant orange lichen scattered on the shoreline that gives off a unique colourful hue. Around the perimeter, a walking trail circles the dense vegetation and wildlife, as well as the beautiful quartzite shoreline. Three designated campsites can be found on Milton Island, which are idyllically located on the water for a tranquil and picturesque experience. Picnic tables are also scattered throughout for visitors to enjoy a nice meal, or a relaxing break.