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Friday May 29, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Saturday May 30, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Sunday May 31, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Monday June 1, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Souhegan Valley Lacrosse Club Board Meeting
 
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM    Troop 6 Scouts BSA - Contact Peter Row
 
Tuesday June 2, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Wednesday June 3, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Thursday June 4, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM    Girl Scout Troop 59150 1st Grade - Contact Jennifer Gibson
 
Friday June 5, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Saturday June 6, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Sunday June 7, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Monday June 8, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Tuesday June 9, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Wednesday June 10, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Thursday June 11, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Friday June 12, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Saturday June 13, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Sunday June 14, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Nature's Quilts Monthly Meetings 2020
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Monday June 15, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Tuesday June 16, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Wednesday June 17, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Thursday June 18, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Repair Cafe @The Amherst Makerspace - Repair Cafe @ The Amherst Makerspace
The Amherst Makerspace is hosting people with skills, to help you repair a broken item that you may treasure or something you wish to save from the trash heap. We will have woodworkers, welders, electricians, computer techs and general handymen/women on hand to help you fix your item. Broken furniture, bicycles, toys, toaster, vacuum cleaners, lamps or electronics. If we can fix it...it ain't broke.  Come tour the Amherst Makerspace, even if you don't have anything needing repair. Meet the Makers in their own habitat and watch them as they perform their crafts with zeal. Makerspace membership not required to participate. And if you have a skill to share, come on down! We hope to see you there!Address: 14 Cross Road, Amherst NH. Don't enter the school at the main entrance. Please drive to the back of the upper parking lot, near the ball field. You can't miss us. Dates: Third Thursday of every month, from 6-9pmFee: No cost to you, but donations are greatly appreciated.   
 
Friday June 19, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Saturday June 20, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Sunday June 21, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Monday June 22, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp CIT
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Tuesday June 23, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp CIT
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Wednesday June 24, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp CIT
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Thursday June 25, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Cheer Camp - Cheer Camp CIT
Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp. This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more!  Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!Check out the CIT PROGRAM! CIT Responsibilities   - Help campers learn routines   - Assist counselors and prep campers for daily performances   - Perform in each daily performance   - CIT's will receive a camp staff t-shirtCIT Qualifications   - Entering 7th or 8th grade   - Have cheered on a competitive cheer team for at least one seasonCampers and CITs should bring a non-perishable lunch Monday – ThursdayParents are welcome to watch daily performances from 1:45-2:00 daily.Camp DetailsWhere:   AMS Flat Field (between softball and baseball diamonds)When:    June 22-June 25 from 9am-2pmWho:       Campers: entering grades K-6                  CITs: entering grades 7-8Fee:         Campers: $150R; $175NR                    CITs: $75R; $85NRRegister before June 1st to receive a FREE camp shirt and Bow!
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Friday June 26, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
Saturday June 27, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Sunday June 28, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Parties at PMEC - Parties at PMEC
Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center! We have many themes to choose from (see list below) or we can work together to tailor one just for your Birthday Child. Parties can be scheduled any day of the week and last for two hours. The first hour is led by a PMEC naturalist and will include fun and informative activities which may include hikes, science experiments, crafts, games, hikes and stories. The second hour is open for you to organize for serving cake and refreshments, open gifts, or any activities you like to lead.  You will be provided with a dedicated space with tables and chairs and access to a kitchenette with a standard refrigerator, sink and microwave. You are welcome to bring in food or have it delivered. Plates, napkins, serving ware and silverware, cups, tablecloths and decorations are not provided. Don't forget the candles and lighter! What does all of this cost?   All parties are based on 2 hours of party time, with up to 12 guests. Additional guests may be added with a fee of $6 per guest.Birthday parties start at $150.00. You can choose from one of our suggested themes, or customize your party for your child. Fees might be higher depending on customized materials.Please call Amy at the PMEC Office at 673-1141, or email, ahull@amherstnh.gov to reserve a date and to discuss details. Dates are subject to availability of space and staff. Reservations are to be paid in full one week in advance of the party, and are non-refundable within 48 hours of the party date. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required.Past Party ThemesAll Charged Up (Winter only ) – Using balloons, wool, plastic combs, and Styrofoam® plates, children will participate in safe static electricity experiments that are both fun and educational.Birch Bark Crafts – Native Americans have multiple uses for birch bark. Let’s see how many things we can create from this amazing natural material. Gooey Oobleck – Is it a solid or a liquid? Who doesn’t love playing with Ooblecks? Using corn starch and water, each child will make Ooblecks to take home. (note: this is messy!) Boot Camp at PMEC. Calling all birthday boot camp recruits! Come experience Birthday Boot Camp at PMEC. Each child will make their own personal dog tag, and then head outside to do some shelter building. After making a perfect shelter to hide from the enemy we will then head back inside to participate in more boot camp activities. We can tailor Boot Camp to fit all sort of young recruits’ abilities.Creepy Crawling Critters – Insects are everywhere! Come learn about nature’s tiny marvels. We’ll go on a bug hunt to see what we can find! Double Dare Challenge -Come celebrate your birthday Double Dare style. We will create teams of your friends and compete against each other to see who can be the ultimate Double Dare champion!! Answer STEM-based trivia questions and if you get them right earn points, but if you get them wrong you can dare the other team to answer or take the physical challenge. The winning team gets to compete in an ultimate outdoor obstacle course! The Great Egg Drop (Spring to Fall) — Given a container and a raw egg, children must gather materials from one of the nature trails. They will use what they gathered as packing material to surround the egg in the container. Then they will drop their containers off the back porch. Will the egg survive? I Spy In a Jar - Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to design and create their very own miniature forest creation. Let’s Go Fishing  (Late spring to early fall) – Children will learn the basics of fishing and will practice using casting weights then go for the real thing and try to catch a fish in our pond! (note: age restricted: children must be at least 9 years old) Life in a Bottle - To most people, a soda bottle is just a bottle. But it can be much more. It can be a hanging plant holder, a bug lab, or even a mini greenhouse. Children will choose which one to make. (Note: Each child must provide a clean, two-liter soda bottle.) Life Under Logs (Late spring to early fall) – Party in the woods with the unseen creatures. Rotten logs are a great place to observe the wonderful world of decomposers such as insects and the animals that eat them. Nature Bracelet – As children walk one of our many nature trails, they collect small objects and stick them to their “bracelet.” Paw-Fect Dog Party – Just like Rover your guests will enjoy playing multiple party games, and make a puppy puppet to take home. Bring your puppy chow and have a howlin’ good time.Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Birds are beautiful creatures and one of the best ways to see them up close is to feed them. Children make a simple feeder with pine cones and food from the kitchen and food from nature. River Walk – Let’s follow the river and see where it flows. Along the way we’ll learn about the historic sites at Peabody Mill and what lives in the water. Skins and Skulls – Partying with a real coyote might be a little dangerous. But we have real skins and skulls of animals found in New Hampshire. Learn what makes these animals so interesting. Snowshoes (Winter only) – strap on some snowshoes and go for a guided hike in the snow. Participate in snowshoe races and have fun building snow forts. (note: age restricted: children must be over 7 years old) Tracking (Winter only) – Come and learn the art of animal tracking. First, in our activity room, we’ll observe different types of tracks. Then we’ll go outside and explore the winter woods and see what animals have been there. Wacky Water Critters (Late spring to early fall) – Come party at our pond and see who lives in the mud. Well try to catch salamanders, frogs, dragonflies and other critters that live in our pond. Who Done It? Forensics (year round) - Hands on imaginary crime scene investigation. Learn about scientific techniques used to find evidence. Under a microscope and using chemistry will surely help you solve the crime.Woodland Fairy/Gnome Adventures --- Using materials found and collected in nature, children will be guided and inspired to work together to design and build magical fairy or gnome houses. Wild Flower/Leaf Press (Spring to Fall) – Flowers come and go each year. Wouldn’t it be great to save some for later? Children will learn how to make a flower press and discover the best ways to preserve flowers. This can also be applied to leaves in the fall.
 
Monday June 29, 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Stearns-Davis Community Garden - Garden plots for Stearns-Davis Community Garden
The Stearns-Davis Community Garden was established at Joshua's Park, 31 Courthouse Road, to maintain the traditional agricultural use and history of the Amherst Village. The Amherst land Trust organized the design and installation of the infrastructure, including a permanent deer-proof fence and an automatic irrigation system. The garden is allocated by Amherst Recreation and is managed by the Stearns-Davis Community Garden Committee (SDCGC) and the Amherst Recreation Department.Garden plots will be allotted on a first come, first served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities. Each gardener is free to select their favorite vegetable varieties and lay out their plot accordingly. produce may not be sold on-site, but gardeners may elect to share surplus with friends, neighbors and charities. There are a total of 40 plots.Schedule for 2020:January 2-January 31         Gardeners that had a plot in 2019 and are in good standing are eligible to register for one 10'x20'plot. Registration must be done in person or on the phone with Amherst Parks and Recreation (not available online.) February 3-28Beginning Monday Feb 3, Amherst residents gardening at Stearns-Davis Community Garden for the first time may register for a single plot with Amherst Parks and Recreation in person, on the phone or online on this page. These plots are first come, first served and fill VERY QUICKLY! We advise you to make sure you are able to easily access your Amherst Recreation household account and depending on your interest you set your alarm! Registration goes live at 12:01am 2/3/20.To communicate directly with the Garden Committee, you may email them at StearnsDavisGardenCommittee@gmail.com or follow their facebook page, "Stearns-Davis Community Gardeners" 
 
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Baboosic Lake Boat Storage
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
 
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Birch Park Disc Golf Season Pass - Disc Golf Season Pass
Play unlimited rounds of disc golf at Birch Park during the 2020 COVID 19 Season.  With the new restrictions in place Amherst Parks & Recreation need to have a staff member at the course in order to make sure that only NH residents are allowed to play.  To pay for this staff member as well as the upkeep of the Birch Park Disc Golf Course we have instituted a Pay To Play initiative to keep players safe and Amherst Parks & Recreation in line with the current restrictions.  Season Pass holders will receive a tag card to place on your bag.  If for some reason you forget your tag, we can look your name up in our system.  We will just need ID to verify it is you.  Who: Non residents of AmherstWhen: May 13 - August 31, 2020Fee: $70 per player
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baboosic Lake Swim Team (BLST) - Baboosic Lake Swim Team
To allow you to continue making plans for your summer, we are holding off on charging fees. Please register for Swim Team. You will need to go through the entire registration process, but your charge will be zero.When the program does run, participants will be required to pay two weeks prior to the start date.Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!! Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season's pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun! Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted.Swim team first practice is on June 22nd. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Fee: $70R, $85NRT-Shirt and Swim Cap included with registration.Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $10 discount, available through the office.SUIT INFO: A green or black suit is recommended for meets. Below are a common option. Amherst Rec will not be purchasing suits this season. Girls: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-thin-strap-one-piece-swimsuit-23224/?color=209Boys: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-light-wave-piped-splice-jammer-swimsuit-youth-22-28-8117054/?color=9603 
 
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Baboosic Lake Town Beach- Information, Beach/Boat Passes, and Boat Storage 2020 - Unlimited Boat Rentals
AMHERST TOWN BEACH, 25 BROADWAY, AMHERST NH 03031Please Click Here to view our planned changes to beach operations during COVID 19.  These plans are being proposed to the Amherst Board of Selectman on Tuesday May 26th.  If we are approved to open we plan on a June 6th opening day.   Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool- all at the same time! Bring the whole family for a game of volleyball on our sand court, play on the playscape, build sandcastles, enjoy lunch on our picnic tables under the canopy of the pines, rent a kayak or paddle board, register for swimming lessons or just enjoy a warm summer day on the beach. Our well-trained staff is ready to make your day at the Amherst Town Beach the best day of your week!Hours of Operation:The beach will be staffed weekends beginning Memorial Day, and opened for the season 1st day of Summer Break to Last day of Summer Break for Amherst SchoolsMonday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm 1st day fo School - September 7, 2020Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pmDaily Gate Fee: Residents  $5 ages 12+, $2 ages 3-11Non-Resident Fee: $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 3-11Ages 2 and under Free Amherst Residents age 65+ free Please note that children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Boat Rentals:We have Stand Up Paddle Boards, Single kayaks and Double Kayaks available for rent. The fee is $5 for one hour. There is no reservation system and they are first-come-first-served. All renting boats must either have a Beach Pass or pay the daily gate fee. Life vests are included with the rental and are required to be worn. Please see the rules and guidelines for boat rentals below.Season Pass: $10 EARLY BIRD DISCOUT UNTIL APRIL 1 (discount will be applied at check-out)(A family is defined by those who live at the same address, and are listed in the household account.)Resident Family $95 until April 1, after which time the fee will be $105.00 Non-resident Family $175 until April 1. Beginning April 2 Non-Resident Passes rise to $185.00 The Early Bird Discount will be applied on the payment page.Pass intended for use by immediate family and regular caregivers for the entire season. Passes are purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the gate. Physical passes are not necessary for pass holders to gain entrance- once a pass is purchased, the family is on the roster and may visit the beach during open hours! There is a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim lessons and a one-time $10 discount for families registering for swim team. Discounts are only available by calling into the office for assistance before processing purchase. The discounts cannot be combined. Account credit will be issued in the case that the Beach Pass has been purchased before calling into the office for assistance. Weekends and Holidays, the Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests, and Season Pass holders and their guests.  Weekends are defined as Saturday and Sunday. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access. Unlimited Boat Rentals with Beach Pass, $5 per hour per boat without the pass$75.00 for allUnlimited use of our 8 paddle boards and 6 kayaks for everyone in your immediate family and regular caregivers. Boats go out for one hour at a time, and include the use of our Coast Guard certified life vests (required). The last boat rental time for the day is 6:00pm.A one-time waiver must be signed each year for those intending to rent boats. This year the waiver is electronic, and the link can be found below. A waiver must be completed for each adult and on the behalf of each minor intending to participate.We allow only Coast Guard approved flotation devices for non-swimmers. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT BABOOSIC LAKE. There is NO FISHING on the Town Beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your compliance.The Town of Amherst is not responsible for lost or stolen property.