For a hard-earned break from the daily grind, pack up your bags and head for Amherst.

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The population of this area of Nova Scotia is roughly 9,000.

You'll find this destination 85 miles from Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. It is also roughly 7 miles from Minudie.

At Jost Vineyards, wine connoisseurs and newbies alike can enjoy the sights and smells of the vineyards and wine presses, before sampling a glass or two of the finished product.

On a fine day, pack some lunch and find a shady nook at one of the area's pleasant urban parks, such as Joggins Fossil Cliffs or Five Islands Provincial Park. Wentworth Provincial Park and Fox Harbour Provincial Park are two more pleasant spots to while away the day with a good book.

With a heap of visitor information on hand, Cobequid Interpretation Centre is the place to discover what's going on in Amherst.

Breathe in the fresh air, chat with the fishermen and listen to the seabirds wheeling overhead at Second Beach.

Are you a nature lover? Shinimicas Provincial Park awaits.

Don't forget to make time for some of the delightful cultural institutions nearby. Fundy Geological Museum and Cumberland County Museum and Archives offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to keep you captivated. Also worth considering are Age of Sail Heritage Museum and Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy.

The past comes alive at Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum and Wallace Area Museum thanks to their wide range of informative displays. Isabel Simpson Heritage Centre and Bass River Heritage Museum are also respected choices.

Thinkers' Lodge National Historic Site and Parrsboro Lighthouse are certainly worth planning a trip to, even if history isn't your forte. When it comes to bygone times, there's always more to discover. Five Islands Lighthouse and Springhill Miners Museum are two more insightful places to stop by.

After checking out the base of Cape Sharp Lighthouse, visit the various vantage points and admire it against its natural backdrop.

Tysons' Fine Minerals and The Pugwash Farmers Market are good places to pick up the essentials or indulge in some luxury purchases.

Tantramar Theatre and Ship's Company Theatre are much-loved performance venues that are visited by tourists and local arts lovers alike.

Playing a couple of games at Amherst Golf Club is a relaxing way to spend the day. That is, if you can avoid the sand and stay off the rough! With Parrsboro Golf Course and Brule Point Golf also in close proximity, there's plenty of fun for players of all skill levels here.

Snowboarders and skiers will have a blast at Ski Wentworth. Rise early, explore the winding trails and enjoy striking views of the surrounding landscape from the top of the mountain.

Amherst's star attractions inevitably overshadow its less visited, but equally appealing places, such as Parrsboro Lions Recreation Centre.

At the moment, there aren't many hotels and other types of accommodation on our Amherst hotels page, so book early on if you have somewhere specific in mind.

Amherst hotels include the Comfort Inn Amherst and Wandlyn Inn Amherst.

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