Amherst

With a good range of scenic and cultural highlights available, travelers will find plenty to see and do in Amherst.

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This Nova Scotia location is inhabited by about 9,000 residents.

Halifax, the provincial capital, is roughly 85 miles to the south of Amherst, and Minudie is 7 miles to the southwest.

For a real taste of the Amherst region, surprise that someone special with a visit to the Jost Vineyards. Tour the vineyards, wine presses and barrel rooms, sample some expertly crafted wines, and, if there's something that appeals, purchase a bottle or two as a souvenir of this fabulous region.

When it's time for a break, go to one or two of the refreshing urban parks here. Two of the most popular options are Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Five Islands Provincial Park. Wentworth Provincial Park and Fox Harbour Provincial Park are also worthy.

If you are traveling to Amherst, make sure you visit Cobequid Interpretation Centre to find out more about this area.

After a nice bit of coast where you can have a nice walk? Savor the salty ocean air and shimmering water over at Second Beach, a great local spot to spend some time at.

This destination contains several protected natural havens where visitors will find unique landscapes and some notable trees, plants and birds. Make sure you drive to Shinimicas Provincial Park.

Grab a friend and explore some of the many cultural institutions in the area. Enjoy the cool and quiet interior as you check out the unique collections at the Fundy Geological Museum and the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. The Age of Sail Heritage Museum and the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy are also worth looking at.

Amherst is celebrated for its wide array of historical museums. The Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum, considered the top institution in Amherst, should be the first you visit. If that's not enough, try the Wallace Area Museum. The Isabel Simpson Heritage Centre and the Bass River Heritage Museum are also worthy choices.

You can never truly know a place until you know its story. Luckily, Amherst has preserved some of its most significant historic sites. Start your history lesson by heading to the Thinkers' Lodge National Historic Site and the Parrsboro Lighthouse. Two other fascinating sights you may wish to explore are Five Islands Lighthouse and the Springhill Miners Museum.

Lighthouses tend to be wonderfully wild and dramatic places. Cape Sharp Lighthouse on the Amherst shoreline is one of those places. To learn more about the beacon's past and the people who kept its light shining bright, check in with the local visitor center about tours.

Browse local fashion and do some people-watching in some of the local malls and markets such as Tysons' Fine Minerals and The Pugwash Farmers Market. Watch how the locals shop and stroll around the shops at these popular spots.

Discover the cultural side of the area at its popular theaters and performance venues. Round up some friends and see the region's best and brightest performing live at the Tantramar Theatre and the Ship's Company Theatre.

If you're looking for something else to do in Amherst, make time to see Parrsboro Lions Recreation Centre.

Accommodation in Amherst

Amherst provides hotels and other accommodations for all types of globetrotters. With the Expedia booking page, you can select one out of 6 Amherst lodging options.

Highly recommended Amherst hotels include the Fox Harbr Golf Resort And Spa, at 1337 Fox Harbour Road, and the Comfort Inn Amherst, located at 143 Albion St S. Alternatively, The Parrsboro Mansion Inn, at 3916 Eastern Ave, and the Wandlyn Inn Amherst, at Trans Canada Highway 104, Exit 3, are two more economical options worth looking into.


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