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Overview

Introduction to Amherst, New Hampshire

Amherst, New Hampshire is 10 miles NW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 45 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Hillsborough county.

Amherst History

New Hampshire was initially a part of Massachusett’ss northern frontier. Prior to 1675, Algonquian-speaking Native Americans inhabited the area. The area was then known as "souhegan West." New Hampshire was officially separated from Massachusetts in 1742. Amherst Village was incorporated as the Town of Amherst in 1760. The community was named in honor of Lord Jeffrey Amherst.

Amherst and nearby Attractions

  • Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum
  • SEE Science Center
  • Millyard Museum
  • Miller State Park
  • Bear Brook State Park

Things To Do In Amherst

Dream Lake and Little Baboosic Lake are popular local recreational spots. One may also visit the Ponemah Bog Wildlife Refuge from Amherst. The numerous parks in the area include the Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area, the Marshall State Forest and the Greenfield State Park.

Amherst Transportation

Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Amherst Higher Education

One can pursue higher studies at New Hampshire College, Middlesex Community College, Fitchburg State College and Brandeis University.

Amherst Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City45 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.861
Longitude-71.625

Amherst Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

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