Amherst Vacations

Amherst, in Nova Scotia, Canada, is an interesting and fun place to come to for a long weekend away or a longer stay.

Amherst, in Nova Scotia, is a city that approximately 9,000 people call home.

Halifax, the provincial capital, is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Amherst, while Moncton is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest.

Study the collections, see historical and cultural presentations, have lunch or visit the gift shops in some of the local cultural centers such as the Fundy Geological Museum or the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. Study the displays, view the exhibits or simply savor the quiet.

Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the local area also has some ecological havens with unique landscapes and interesting native species. To hike around one of the most visited local natural parks, visit Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

In Amherst visitors can go skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing at local ski resorts. Ski Wentworth is one of the most popular ski venues in the area.

There’s no reason not to work on your average when visiting Amherst; visit Amherst Golf Club, home to the finest fairways and friendliest clubhouse in the area. Grab your clubs and lucky putter and challenge the course average, then end the day in the clubhouse bar by enjoying a light meal with golf-obsessed locals.

Enjoy listening to the birds, play catch with the kids and make the most of the sunshine at the nearby beach known as Second Beach. This is a great place to visit if you have had enough indoor activities. This beach is a beautiful area and well worth visiting.

When visiting Amherst, take the children to Parrsboro Lions Recreation Centre for a memorable day of good times. Don’t miss this whacky and exciting attraction, offering a great day out for children big and small.

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