Amherst is located in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy, Amherst is strategically located on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes 3 kilometres east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick and 65 kilometres east of the city of Moncton.
Amherst is the largest town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia with a population of 9,500 and growing. Located approximately two hundred kilometers northwest of the province capital Halifax, and three kilometers from Nova Scotia / New Brunswick Border, Amherst is positioned in the geographic center of the Maritime Provinces. The town demonstrates a degree of significance to the local transportation industry particularly with imports/exports going through the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border. Amherst is actively working to attract new businesses and offers companies a fully serviced industrial park, a bountiful water resource and a trained labor force.
The town is a two hour drive from Nova Scotia’s capital Halifax, one and a half hour drive from the Halifax International Airport, one hour drive from Prince Edward Island and a forty minute drive from Moncton, New Brunswick.
There is a lot to do in Amhers. The town has many wonderful beaches in its surrounding area, where the water is the warmest north of the Carolinas. Stroll downtown and enjoy Amherst's Victorian architecture and heritage homes; you can’t help but notice the exceptional stone structures and historical homes making Amherst a must see site for tourists. Visit Cumberland County Museum and learn about Cumberland County's rich industrial and cultural history located on Church Street. There are also several parks and play areas located throughout the town, as well as a number of recreational fields.
Cumberland County Museum and Archives focuses on the industrial and social history of Cumberland County.
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