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Enjoy the Snow

Did you know the Town of Amherst lends out snowshoes FREE of charge for daily and weekend sign outs?

You can borrow outdoor sports equipment as a part of the Town of Amherst Physical Activity Strategy and help build Amherst as one of the most active, healthy communities in Nova Scotia.

Snowshoes are available for lending at the Amherst Stadium, Cumberland YMCA and Four Father’s Memorial Library.  Enjoy our outdoor spaces and trails, and keep active during the winter months.

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Don't let winter stop you from being active

Keeping up with the freezing temperatures can be challenging. To meet that challenge, dress in layers to stay warm, safe and dry when exercising in cold weather.

Staying active, even during the winter months, is also important. Give snowshoeing a try. Snowshoes are available for lending as part of the Town of Amherst equipment lending program. They can be signed out at the Amherst Stadium, Four Fathers Library or the Cumberland YMCA free of charge.

Other ways to stay active include venturing out on one of our trails, hiking through a field or putting in some laps around an outdoor walking track, such as the Big Block Walk. The 0.8-kilometre walk follows Victoria Street to Church Street to Prince Arthur Street to Havelock Street.

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Skate, walk during the holidays at the Amherst Stadium

Amherst is in full swing with Holiday Spirit, which means time off to spend with your family and friends.

Why not spend it at the Amherst Stadium and our free public holiday skates while being active. Help us become the most healthy active community in Nova Scotia.

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No time like present to plan for happy, healthy 2019

We hope you all have enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and would like to extend our warmest wishes to you all for a very happy and healthy 2019.

Santa has come and gone, and a new year will soon be upon us. There is no time like the present to begin planning for a happy and healthy year in 2019. As part of our goal to be the most healthy, active community in Nova Scotia, we here at the Town of Amherst are happy to provide you with many resources to help get you outside and help you to stay active during the winter months.

We also hope to continue to brighten your nights and increase evening winter activities as we continue to illuminate Victoria Square and the downtown outdoor skating surface with our beautiful winter decorative lighting for all to enjoy.

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Staying active keeps you healthy

Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy.

With the early snow this year and cooler temperatures setting in, the stadium indoor walking track is getting lots use from walkers daily. With the pressures of the busy holiday season building, walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and help relieve stress. 

Join our adult walking club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., at the Amherst Stadium.  Come enjoy the free walking track and meet some new people! 

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