Amherst is located on the east-west Maine Route 9, known as the Airline. where the West Branch of the Union River, and a half dozen small ponds attract fishermen, hunters, and vacationers. Jellison Hill features a cliff on its east side. Home site is near DeBeck Pond, Jellison Hill Pond, Hopkins Pond and Parks Pond. There is Airline brewing company in town and Sawmill golf course at Parks Pond, various hills to climb and many trails within Amherst Mountains Community Forest, such as Bald Bluff Mountain trail, Ducktail Pond and Fletcher Bluff During the winter months there are snowmobile trails for winter activities. A wonderful place to live and vacation.