Introduction to Amherst, New Hampshire
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.
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.