As a northeastern suburb of Lynchburg, the town of Amherst offers access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities. You and Fido will have your pick of ways to enjoy fresh air and exercise here. If you're seeking veterinary care for your pooch, there are two clinics in town.
Head southwest about 15.6 miles to Hollins Mill Park for a pleasant day by Blackwater Creek. This furrific facility offers fishing, a picnic area, and connections to a local trail. Bring lunch supplies and enjoy a meal here with your fur baby. Dogs can accompany you if they're on a leash and under control.
For a pawtastic hike, head to the Riverwalk Trail in Lynchburg, about 15 miles southwest from Amherst. There's an access point off Fertilizer Road. Walk along the James River into town and connect to the trails along Blackwater Creek. Make sure you keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him.
When you want to enjoy an adventure with Fido, head west about 25 miles to Otter Lake Waterfalls. Hike along the 3.5-mile trail that circles the lake and dam. Bring water and waste bags with you when you come.
For dogs and their owners, Amherst offers a quiet community with easy access to a range of recreational facilities.