UPDATED: November 9, 2020




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248


Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

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.

November 10, 17


So. NH Holiday Light Tour

Be a part of the magic! Decorate your house for the holidays and take a tour around Southern NH for a Tour of Lights. Enter your home below for a chance to win great prizes!

Entries due by December 6th

A list of houses from across Southern NH will be available to the public.

Viewing from December 11th-27th


Recreation Gift Cards

The Amherst Rec Department is offering gift cards for your holiday season! These can be used for anyone for any Amherst Rec program or membership (including beach passes!)

Personalization: You will be asked for personalization in the registration process

Fee: Gift Cards can be any amount. Once you register, we will contact you to complete the payment.


Deck the Trails!

Join Amherst Parks & Recreation Dept. and Amherst Conservation Commission and help us decorate trees on the Joe English Reservation. Starting November 28th find a tree along a Joe English Reservation trail and decorate it however you'd like. Take a selfie and post it on Instragram or facebook with #deckthetrees. Prizes will be awarded to those finding the most trees and  best decorated tree.

Decorating starts November 28th


Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

Interested in learning life saving skills and gain the confidence to be prepared for anything? Get certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED through the American Red Cross. This blended learning course will include an online portion that you complete at home as well as a 2 hour in person skills practice.


Night Hike

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest at night! The hike will be about one mile and takes us on a nice loop through the woods, which lasts about 30-45 minutes. We will end up back by the fire pit where we will invite you to stay and have light refreshments, and hear a few campfire stories..


Barre & Pilates

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

Class/Meeting times are:

Tuesdays from 6-7pm

Thursdays from 6-7pm

Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am



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.

Monday November 23


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Amherst Rec Esport Leagues

Don’t let the winter stop you from some fun competition between friends. Amherst Recreation is stepping into the wild world of esports. Esports is one of the fastest growing competitions in the world and we want to allow players a safe way to compete with friends on your own in the confines of your own home.


"I Love Nature!" Series

Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you. Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft.

Starting in December   Ages 3-6


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.

Nov 17   Ages 5-10 (2 sessions)


Do You Have a Program Idea?

If there are any programs or events you would like to see from the Rec Department, we would love to hear it! No idea is too big or too small! Email Rachel at


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