Wolfe Island, located directly opposite the City of Kingston, forms a natural boundary between Canadian and United States shores, at the entrance to the St. Lawrence River. The island is some twenty miles in length and ranges from one to seven miles in breadth; a fertile Island of over 30,000 acres in area. It is the largest of the famed “Thousand Islands”. It divides the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and has the Canal Channel on the south. It might well be called the gateway to the Seaway.
Recent to Wolfe Island is the addition of wind turbines scattered across the island used to harness wind power rolling off the surrounding large bodies of water. There are over 80 wind turbines which transmit power from the island to the mainland in Kingston via a cable which lies on the bed of Lake Ontario. The wind farm benefits local residents due to the added income opportunities as well as the exceptional views created for the islands of the Township as well as the mainland to the north and south.