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== Headline text ==
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'''Amherst''' [http://www.town.amherst.ns.ca] is a city in [[Cumberland County]], [[Nova Scotia]].
About Amherst
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Amherst (2006 population 9,505; UA population 9,547 [1]) is a Canadian town in northwestern [[Cumberland County]], [[Nova Scotia]].
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Located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the [[Bay of Fundy]], Amherst is strategically situated 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. It is also located 60 kilometres southwest of the New Brunswick abutment of the [[Confederation Bridge]] to [[Prince Edward Island]] at Cape Jourimain.
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==Get in==
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Amherst is just off the '''Trans-Canada Highway 104''', a few kilometers south of the provincial border with [[New Brunswick]]. The city is accessed through the following highway exits: LaPlanche St (if coming from the west), Victoria St or Albion St. You can also enter Amherst from the '''Sunrise Trail''' (Route 6) to the east, which links to Victoria Street.
  
Amherst is the shire town and largest population centre in Cumberland County. According to Dr. Graham P. Hennessey, "The Micmac name was Nemcheboogwek meaning "going up rising ground", in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who settled here as early as 1672 called the village Les Planches. It was named Amherst by Colonel Joseph Morse, the first settler, in honour of Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America during the Seven Years' War.
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==Get around==
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The '''main streets''' in Amherst are Albion St, Church St and Victoria St. Church St intersects with Victoria St and Albion St, and both Victoria and Albion St intersect with Highway 104, so you can usually find your way around if you know these three streets. Albion St, where most of the restaurants and shops are, represents up-town.  Church St and Victoria St (downtown) have most of the artisan shops, diners and history.  
  
== Headline text ==
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==See==
Where To Eat
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*[[Cumberland County (Nova Scotia)]] Museum
-Duncan's Pub
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*First Baptist Church circa 1898
-Cinders Steakhouse
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*Dayles Department Store
-Bambinos Pizzeria
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*Numerous Historic Properties
-As well as many chain restaurants such as [[McDonalds]], [[Wendys]], [[Tim Hortons]] etc.
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*Numerous murals
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== Headline text ==
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==Do==
Where To Stay
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*Visit the Farmer's market, the Station Street flea market, hang out at the downtown Tim Horton's for a cup of hot coffee and people watching.
-The Regent Bed&Breakfast
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-Comfort Inn
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-Super 8 Motel
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-Brown's Guesthome
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==Buy==
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*Search for treasures at the Frenchy's on LaPlanche Street.
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*The local mall and Walmart are on Robert Angus and the John Black Rd (which are the same street)
  
== Headline text ==
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==Eat==
Local Attractions
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*Duncan's Pub
-[[Cumberland County]] Museum
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*Cinders Steakhouse
-First Baptist Church circa 1898
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*Bambinos Pizzeria
-Dayles Department Store
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*As well as many chain restaurants such as McDonalds, Wendys, Tim Hortons etc.
-Numerous Historic Properties
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==Drink==
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==Sleep==
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*The Regent Bed & Breakfast
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*Comfort Inn
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*Super 8 Motel
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*Brown's Guesthome
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==Contact==
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==Get out==
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Latest revision as of 20:51, 12 November 2011

Street mural in Amherst

Amherst [1] is a city in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

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Get in[edit]

Amherst is just off the Trans-Canada Highway 104, a few kilometers south of the provincial border with New Brunswick. The city is accessed through the following highway exits: LaPlanche St (if coming from the west), Victoria St or Albion St. You can also enter Amherst from the Sunrise Trail (Route 6) to the east, which links to Victoria Street.

Get around[edit]

The main streets in Amherst are Albion St, Church St and Victoria St. Church St intersects with Victoria St and Albion St, and both Victoria and Albion St intersect with Highway 104, so you can usually find your way around if you know these three streets. Albion St, where most of the restaurants and shops are, represents up-town. Church St and Victoria St (downtown) have most of the artisan shops, diners and history.

See[edit][add listing]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the Farmer's market, the Station Street flea market, hang out at the downtown Tim Horton's for a cup of hot coffee and people watching.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Search for treasures at the Frenchy's on LaPlanche Street.
  • The local mall and Walmart are on Robert Angus and the John Black Rd (which are the same street)

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Duncan's Pub
  • Cinders Steakhouse
  • Bambinos Pizzeria
  • As well as many chain restaurants such as McDonalds, Wendys, Tim Hortons etc.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Regent Bed & Breakfast
  • Comfort Inn
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Brown's Guesthome

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Amherst
MonctonAulac ← becomes TCH 2.png  W noframe E  SpringhillTruro


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