Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia Travel Guide

Amherst

Amherst is a quaint, quiet town with a central location, but from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s it was a bustling center of industry and influence. Four of Canada's Fathers of Confederation hailed from Amherst, including Sir Charles Tupper, who later became prime minister. From Amherst, Nova Scotia’s Sunrise Trail heads toward Northumberland Strait, and the Glooscap Trail runs west

through fossil country. Amherst is a mere 7 km (4 miles) from New Brunswick and 55 km (34 miles) from the Confederation Bridge, which connects the Maritime mainland to Prince Edward Island.

Read More

Explore Amherst

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trip Finder