"I've lived in most of our major cities in Canada. In (the) Amherst area we decided this is where we want to stay, this is where we want to retire, and this is where we want to continue to raise our family." - Mike Todoschuk, Manager Staples/Business Depot Fulfillment Centre
From spectacular and rugged coastal hiking trails and parks to warm and inviting sandy beaches; from historical buildings, museums and cultural attractions to modern state-of the-art manufacturing facilities - this Gateway to Nova Scotia is the perfect balance.
In fact Cumberland County offers the best of both worlds - a relaxing lifestyle in a safe and friendly environment, combined with modern transportation and communications links to the rest of the world. With a fully digital telecommunications network, county-wide high speed Internet access, excellent rail, road, air and sea links, Cumberland County offers easy access to markets and to friends and family across North America and around the world.
The County also boasts modern, state-of-the-art health care and educational facilities, a vibrant and growing retail sector, a diverse agriculture sector offering fresh locally grown, produced and harvested food directly from the farm gate or from our seasonal Farmers’ Markets. Recreational opportunities abound from world class hiking trails and golf courses, to hunting, fishing, boating or bird watching, to leisurely strolls along kilometres of pristine coastline. Our communities boast excellent facilities for recreational and competitive sports including hockey, baseball, soccer, skateboarding and tennis.
Cumberland County is a winter lover’s paradise with many kilometres of groomed snowmobile trails, cross country skiing and Nova Scotia’s top ski hill at Ski Wentworth.
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