It had been a long time since I had wanted to go visit Amherst, a small Nova Scotia town rich in history. The Cumberland County museum & Archive is worth a visit for anyone interested in the past.
There was a display, about the extinct Mi’kmaw, with this lovely map.
In the 19th century, Amherst was an important regional center.
There are a few short walking trails to stretch your legs and a very nice one where we rode our bikes for a 5-10 minutes of cardio.
The town also has a Via Rail train station where we stopped for our lunch, watching people wait for their late train to Halifax, while we dreamed about our next trip with VIA.