Amherst is the geographic center of the Maritimes and a junction for travelers to Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. There's little reason to dawdle here, as you're just a short drive from either the Bay of Fundy shore or the Northumberland Strait (between Nova Scotia and PEI). The historic downtown does have some stately buildings and there's bird-watching at the 490-hectare Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary...
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