Amherst is a small historic town in Hillsborough County in New Hampshire, on the Souhegan River. It is today a part of the greater Boston region. It is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, the Joe English Reservation, Hodgman State Forest and Baboosic Lake. In the town center is the Amherst Village, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Amherst Village Historic District. The historic downtown is full of beautiful colonial homes, surrounding the heart of the village, the Common. The Common, now a park, was once the center of village life. Local and visiting golfers will have fun at the Amherst Country Club, a public 18-hole championship golf course open year round.

1. Break Free 603, LLC

Break Free 603, LLC
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Break Free 603 is an escape room adventure in Amherst, New Hampshire. An escape room is an interactive adventure game in which a small group of players are closed in a room with a particular theme. In order to escape from the room, they have to work together with existing clues to solve a series of puzzles and get free. It is a highly popular mode of entertainment, with rooms cropping all over the world. It is a fascinating combination of treasure hunt, team work and a puzzle solving. It can be done by two people only, but a group of friends or coworkers or a family can have great fun working on a solution together. Break Free 603 was opened in 2017 and today has four exciting rooms, including the highly popular Da Vinchi room.

141 NH-101A b4, Amherst, NH 03031, Phone: 603-424-1758

2. Consignment Gallery

Consignment Gallery
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Consignment Gallery is the largest consignment shop in New Hampshire. Located in Bedford, Gallery has been providing the local community with high quality used furniture, home goods, office furniture, vintage and antique items for more than 30 years. The store completely redefines what people imagine when they think of thrift store. Gallery is wonderfully organized, constantly updated and beautifully presented. Items on consignment are presented in their 12,000 square feet show room to inspire buyers to decorate their homes or offices in a modern way. While pre-owned, all items in the showroom are of great value and will be again someone’s treasure.

294 S River Rd, Bedford, NH 03110, Phone: 603-668-4114

3. Amherst Country Club & Ponemah Green Family Golf Center

Amherst Country Club & Ponemah Green Family Golf Center
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Located on the banks of the Souhegan River, in the city of Amherst, New Hampshire, Amherst Country Club is a public 18-hole championship golf course open year round. The club has a reputation for superb conditions and great customer service and is today a premier golf destination for players of any level. Amherst is one of the small number of courses in the world to be certified as an Audubon International Golf Course. Ponemah Green Family Golf Center has an executive 9-hole golf course, putting/chipping green, lighted driving range, and practice bunkers, It also includes lighted 18-hole miniature golf course, making it fun place for the whole family.

55 Ponemah Rd, Amherst, NH 03031, Phone: 603-673-9908

4. Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary
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The 75-acre Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary near Amherst, New Hampshire, has been protected by the Audubon Society of New Hampshire since 1979. The Sanctuary includes a three-acre pond surrounded by a floating sphagnum moss mat and by upland oak-pine woods. This bog has preserved, in its thick peat layers, pollen blown from the surrounding woods for thousands of years. The bog is home to hardy northern plants like spruce, as well as southern species including pitcher plants and sundew. Ponemah is also home to white pine, pitch pine, black spruce, and tamarack, a living museum of plants from distant environments and a fascinating outdoor classroom for botany and ecology of wetlands. There is a narrow boardwalk with spur trails to four viewing platforms.

Ponemah Bog Trail, Amherst, NH 03031

5. Black Forest Cafe & Bakery

Black Forest Cafe & Bakery
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The Black Forest Café & Bakery is a homey eatery in Amherst, New Hampshire, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch seven days a week. The cafe, called the Market Place, seats 20 and has relaxed, intimate atmosphere, great comfort foods, fresh pastries, pies, sandwiches, cookies, local craft beers, carefully selected wines and unique craft cocktails. All food is made from scratch, by hand, using fresh natural ingredients. There is a 24-seat lounge on the second floor, for guests ages 16 and up. The Wifi Spot has more tables and chairs, and guests can bring the food and drinks from downstairs to enjoy it in peace. Black Forest also includes a small gift shop that offers an eclectic selection of New Hampshire and New England gifts, wines, chocolates and seasonal items.

212 NH-101, Amherst, NH 03031, Phone: 603-672-0500

6. Moulton's Market

Moulton's Market
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Located in the heart of Amherst, New Hampshire, Moulton's provides local families with everything they need to put the food on the table. It is a convenience grocery store that also sells specialty foods and snacks. From October to May, their New Hampshire's original "Soup Bar" offers a rotating selection of over 50 homemade dishes. They offer quality wines and cheeses, more than twenty varieties of fresh, original sandwich combinations, Souhegan Valley's NY Style thin crust pizza, frozen prepared meals such as pot pies, lasagna and enchiladas, fresh baked goods including donuts, muffins, croissants and brownies, Toffee, Maple syrup and Granola, locally made LaBelle Winery wines, gifts and more.

10 Main St, Amherst, NH 03031, Phone: 603-673-2404

7. Smokehaus

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Smokehaus is a barbecue restaurant on Route 101in Amherst, New Hampshire. Cozy, friendly dining room offers plenty of seating but on warm and sunny days most guests prefer to sit on the charming porch or in the back, on one of picnic tables, under the colorful umbrellas. They serve traditional style barbeque slow cooked to perfection and served with seven homemade sides and cold local craft beer. They make their own rub and sauces daily and cook their meats on red oak flames and serve it every day until they run out. And although their smoker runs around the clock, they do run out. They serve several sandwich and dinner plate options. Plates can be ordered as combo meals with two or three meats, with two sides and bread. They offer pulled pork, pulled chicken, Angus beef brisket, chopped pork, half chicken, baby back ribs and hog wings.

278 NH-101, Amherst, NH 03031, Phone: 603-249-5734

8. LaBelle Winery

LaBelle Winery
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La Belle Winery invites visitors to stop by their Vineyards and Winery near Amherst, to see how they go about growing, producing and bottling their range of fine North Hampshire wines. The Amherst vineyards are planted with 6 varietals – 2000 vines in total. For the remainder of their grape requirements they partner with vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of New York and Washington State. You are welcome to join a tour of the winery before settling in to enjoy a guided tasting of 6 or 10 of their 30+ varietals. Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays and the Bistro serves delicious farm-to-fork cuisine for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

345 NH 101, Amherst, NH 03031, Ph. 603 672 9898

9. Break Free 603

Break Free 603
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If you love puzzles, mysteries and cracking codes, Amherst’s Break Free 603 is ready to welcome you to your next real-life, immersive adventure. Break Free 603 has 5 thrilling escape rooms for you and your team to master. The Davinci Heist is perfect for first-time escapees, while the Skull, the Cursed and the Trapped are perfect intermediate escape rooms. If you think you are a master of escaping you can take on the challenging Epidemic room. An escape room adventure is perfect for birthday parties, family outings, date night or for team building events. Book your exciting adventure online and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

141 NH 101A, Unit B4, Amherst, NH 03031, 603 785 0560

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