Hickory Ridge


In March 2022, the Town of Amherst closed on the purchase of the former Hickory Ridge Golf Course. This 150-acre parcel is rich in natural beauty, ecological resources, and recreation opportunities with nearly 2 miles of the Fort River passing through, important open woodland habitat, and existing cart paths providing access throughout most of the land. In purchasing this land, our goals include the protection and restoration of vital natural resources and the opportunity for new passive recreation uses, walking trails, and connectivity for the nearby residents to the Pomeroy Village Center.  As the Town takes ownership of the land and beings to plan for the future of Hickory Ridge, the public is welcome to access the land for walking, cross-country skiing and other passive recreation uses. We ask that you follow the rules listed below. 

Please stay tuned for upcoming community engagement opportunities as we want to hear from you regarding the future vision of this land.  


  • Do no litter 
  • Pick up pet waste 
  • Hours are from 6:00am until dusk 
  • No alcoholic beverages or smoking. 
  • Park in the designated parking lot on West Pomeroy Lane 

Aerial Map View of Hickory Ridge Property

Aerial map view of Hickory Ridge property