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We hope you enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and would like to extend our warmest wishes to you for a very happy and healthy 2019.
Santa has now come and gone, and a new year is here, so 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.
Enjoy winter in Amherst Are you feeling stuffed from all the turkey dinners with all the fixings? Why not bundle up, get some fresh air and take advantage of the many great opportunities available to you throughout town such as a stroll along the Big Block Walk downtown, or go out and enjoy a skate on ‘A’ Place to Play outdoor skating surface which is open daily, weather permitting, on the corner of Victoria Street and Maple Avenue.
Also, did you know the Four Fathers Library, YMCA, and the stadium recreation office offer snowshoes free of charge for daily and weekend signouts?
Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the outdoors on top of the snow throughout our many parks and along our walking trails.
Don’t forget to include your four-legged friends in your winter activities as well, take them for some fun and free roaming time at our dog park located at Dickey Park at 132 E Pleasant St.
If you are looking to get out of the cold and away from the snow and ice, the indoor walking track at the Amherst Stadium is open daily. For more information on what’s happening at the Amherst Stadium and when, visit the stadium calendar on the Town of Amherst website under the Recreation Department tab or follow us on Facebook through the Amherst Recreation Department page.
The Amherst Recreation Department would like to extend our warmest of wishes for a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019. We hope you will continue to join us at events, in our parks, on the walking trails, and at our recreational facilities and help us continue in our quest of becoming the most healthy, active community in Nova Scotia.
Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
If you have questions, community events and information to share, email amherstrecre[email protected] or call 902-667-6500.