Amherst (Virginia)

Amherst is a town in Central Virginia.

Get in

Amherst is accessible by three major roads. Route 29 runs north and south through Amherst County. Route 60 runs east and west through the county. Finally Route 130 runs east and west and is at the southern end of Amherst County. Amherst Town is at the intersection of Routes 29 and 60.

Get around

Driving is the major form of travel used by both visitors and residents. Mass transportation does serve sections of the southern end of the county. Biking and walking is possible, however the shoulders on the roads are generally small. Hiking is a popular option as thousands pass through Amherst County while hiking the Applachian Trail that runs north and south in the eastern section of the county.


The Appalachian Trail which is in the eastern part of Amherst County, provides over 50 miles of maintained trails and shelters. The AT can be easily accessed for day and multiple day hikes via route 130 at the 'Foot Bridge' which crosses the James River into Bedford County and also route 60 at Long Mountain Wayside.


There are several fast food eating options either on Business 29 or less then a 1/4 of mile off business 29 McDonalds, Subway, and Hardee's.

There are many fast food options on route 29 in Madison Heights. Such as McDonald's, Arby's, Hardee's, KFC, and Dairy Queen. There is also a Pizza Hut across from Walmart.

Go next

Routes through Amherst

Washington, D.C. Charlottesville  N  S  Lynchburg Greensboro
Charleston White Sulphur Springs  W  E  Jct N S RichmondNorfolk

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