Things to See and Do While Visiting Amherst
Murals: Amherst has decided to celebrate murals and it's many historical phenomenons and a grand scale, bringing the town alive with color and activity. Take a tour of our town and see how many you can find. Sports Mural, "1800 sq ft in size". A locker full of a variety of sports equipment used yesterday and today, by young and old, male and female, teams and individuals.
Beaches: Amherst has many wonderful beaches in its surrounding area, where the water is the warmest north of the Carolinas.
Historical Homes: Take time out of your busy schedule to stroll downtown, enjoying Amherst's Victorian architecture and heritage homes.
Museum: Visit Cumberland County Museum and enjoy learning about Cumberland County's rich industrial and cultural history located on Church Street.
Parks: There are several parks and play areas located throughout the Town, as well as a number of recreational fields.
Churches: Amherst has a number of Churches and Religious organizations to address your spiritual needs.
Bird Sanctuary: Take a walk around the site and see how many of the over 200 different types of birds you can identify, open all year round for your pleasure.
Shopping: Shop for the entire family in quaint downtown atmosphere or visit one of our recently expanded malls.
Golf Courses: Golf 18 holes on a beautifully manicured course, or take a short drive to one of our many courses just out side Amherst.
Markets and Gallery: Stop by the Local Art Gallery, downtown Farmers Market and Flea Market.
Walking Tour: There are guided walking tours of historical Amherst at various times of the year.