UPDATED: October 19, 2020




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248


Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Spooktacular Full Moon Hike

We’re getting into the Halloween spirit at PMEC! We invite you to dress up in your costume and head on over to PMEC for a festive night of hiking lead by one of our Educators.

Friday, October 30th


Barre & Pilates

Keep up with your physical and mental health and well-being and Zoom Barre and Pilates classes with Shannon.

New Session Begins August 24th

Tuesdays from 6-7pm

Thursdays from 6-7pm

Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am



What the Buck 2020?! 5k

The Amherst Recreation Department wants to welcome you to the Buck Meadow Conservation and Recreation Area. We are hosting the inaugural What the Buck (Meadow)?! 5k to introduce the facility and run off any frustrations from 2020.

Register by Oct 13th for a free T-Shirt!

Race Day: November 1st, 11am


For Kids

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

Safe Sitter® is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. This course includes a copy of The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter’s Handbook for each registered participant which they will bring along on all accepted babysitting jobs.

Tuesday, November 3rd


Backcountry Survival Skills

Have you ever wanted to learn how to survive in the outdoors? We will be teaching the basics of backcountry survival skills with lessons including shelter building, hiking, and first aid. All middle schoolers are welcome to join this fun-focused program, no previous outdoor experience necessary.

Saturday Oct 24   Grades 5-10


Compass of Writing

Do you love to write? Are you working on the next best selling story, book, or play?

Writing fiction or non-fiction is easy, fun, and so rewarding — both to the writer and the reader! Come learn the “compass” of good writing, with a touch of science!

Oct 21, 28     Ages 11-14


Home School Science

Welcome to Home School Science Class 2020! We are thrilled to be kicking off the Fall school year with an exciting Home School curriculum. The structure for each session includes, one hour Education and one hour Play/Social Interaction.

Oct 20, 11/17   Ages 5-10 (2 sessions)


Creepy Crawly Science

Bring your mad-scientist lab coat or witch’s hat and learn how to bubble your cauldron, make a “ghost” hand, create your very own slime, hold a bubble, and create smoke rings out of ice and water. Anything is possible with a little science!



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What’s New?

For Adults...

  • Weekly Walking Group
  • What the Buck 2020?! 5k
  • Spooktacular Full Moon Hike

For Kids...

  • Backcountry Survival Skills
  • Creepy Crawly Science
  • Safe Sitter Babysitting Training


It’s a big week at Amherst Rec! We have debuted our new Instagram account @amherstrecreation! Tuesday October 13th is also the last day to get a FREE TSHIRT when you register for the What the Buck?! 5k. October has new programs including Backcountry Survival Skills, our Weekly Walking Group, Creepy Crawly Science, and more!

We hope you have a fun filled week!

For Adults

Weekly Walking Group

Bring your friends and meet new ones at our Weekly Walk in the Woods around Amherst. Every week we will take a different trail to explore for about an hour long walk.

Beginning Tue, Oct 20th



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