Amherst Area


Amherst (approx. pop. of 10,000) is a town in northwestern Cumberland County, at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin (Bay of Fundy). The town is 3 km east of the New Brunswick border and 65 km east of the city of Moncton.
Amherst is the shire town and largest population centre in Cumberland County ...
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Amherst Blog Posts from the Web

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Jost Vineyards - Malagash
By The Local Traveler - Jan-27-2014 -
Jost Vineyards is arguably the best-known name in Nova Scotia Wine. They are the second oldest NS winery and the longest operating and largest winery in Atlantic Canada. Jost is located in Tatamagouche. The winery is situated on more than 100 ... Read More
Oysters & Quahogs - A Tasteful Adventure
By BayOfFundy - Nov-6-2012 -
My morning drive through the Wentworth Valley enroute to Malagash was nothing short of stunning. The fall colours were still in their prime and I counted four white tail deer in fields along the way. I was heading to Bay Enterprises where I was... Read More
Driftwood Park Retreat - Advocate Harbour
By The Local Traveler - Jun-13-2014 -
I wake up to the sound of birds singing and cows mooing. I am on a couch on the top floor of my two level cottage at Driftwood Park Retreat in Advocate Harbour. I didnt need to sleep on the couch. There are two big rooms on the main floor. But I ... Read More
4 Skins & Whirligigs
By BayOfFundy - Jun-3-2011 -
Full-bodied and lusty, with a hint of, this is not how I'd describe myself (...close though). This is the description of the newest wine I had the privilege of tasting recently at Jost Vineyards in Malagash called "4 Skins".... Read More
Bucket-list Kayaking and a Perfect Picnic
By BayOfFundy - Sep-24-2012 -
The first stop was Five Islands Lighthouse Park. As I pointed out the dozens of Bank Swallows that darted all around us, Jeremy calmly proceeded to inform me of his phobia of birds. Needless to say I decided to cut the stop a little shorter... Read More
Take an Adventure 300 Million Years in the Making at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs
By twilson - Oct-4-2010 -
Nestled along the shore of the scenic Bay of Fundy and about 30 minutes from Amherst or Parrsboro is the Joggins Fossil Cliffs : Canada's 15th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008 for its unrivalled record... Read More
Seaside Date & Poetry on a Plate
By BayOfFundy - Oct-26-2011 -
It always feels a little bit strange when my wife Sara and I travel anywhere together without our kids. We don't do much without them and we genuinely love every minute we spend with them. So as we pulled out of the yard and watched them in the... Read More
A New Light on November
By BayOfFundy - Nov-22-2012 -
It's funny but I've never thought very highly of the month of November. The weather gets colder (but rarely cold enough for lasting snow), days become shorter, and the landscape appears gray with no leaves left on the trees. But a recent trip... Read More
Fossil Fans!
By BayOfFundy - Jul-23-2013 -
I was recently invited to Amherst to speak at an event hosted by the local area Chamber of Commerce. Amherst is a vibrant community with a beautiful historic downtown and is of course the first Town to greet visitors arriving to Nova Scotia... Read More
BlackRock Bistro - Parrsboro
By The Local Traveler - Jun-11-2014 -
'Wine has a way of clarifying things.' We are sitting around a candlelit table at the end of a full day of adventures as David tells us a story of how he and his wife came to own a restaurant. BlackRock Bistro is a 45-seat restaurant and wine... Read More