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Robinson State Park, Agawam

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Robinson State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located mostly in the town of Agawam with a small section in Westfield, Massachusetts. The narrow, 1025acre state park follows the course of the meandering Westfield River which forms the park's northern border. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.HistoryThe park originated with land donations made to the state for recreational purposes by Springfield businessman John C. Robinson in 1934 and 1937. Robinson was an early proponent of the Eastern States Exposition, which lies one mile east of the park. The riverside had been intended for industrial development when Robinson began making purchases of small parcels in 1920, with the aim of creating an area preserved for recreation.EcologyThe park's variable levels of terrain and proximity to the Westfield River make it ideal to host a wide variety of species of plants and animals, making it among the most diverse and rarest forests in Massachusetts. A variety of wildflowers, some rare, threatened, or endangered exist in the park. Some animals that have been spotted in the park from time to time include fisher cat, otter, beaver, deer, coyote, red fox, bear, egrets, pairs of bald eagles, and moose. Many migratory birds use the park as a place to stop during on their journey, thus many birdwatchers frequent Robinson State Park as the community of birds can change daily.
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  • We hike here often, the trerrain ranges from flat paved roads to hilly trails. there's nice spots along the Westfield River.  more »
  • Hiking--easy to low-moderate for hiking. Great place to start if you are a beginner hiker. Good trails for mountain biking. Abuts a river for fishing and kayaking/canoeing. Can easily Hike 8 miles of ...  more »
  • Spent a few hours walking through the park on a Saturday afternoon. Saw few people, most likely because it was a cold day.  more »
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  • Good trails. Lots to do. Good family fun.
  • I had a very enjoyable bike ride there I got lost a couple of times but the trails are real fast good for a hardtail
  • Mountain biking trails are smooth and easy for beginners, a couple spots are a little more difficult but a good place to get some cardio in mixed with some fun trails. Bring bug spray.
  • Nice park, large parking lot, train road near the beach, after 4p free parking, civil place for sure
  • The porta-pottys are absolutely disgusting! They are never cleaned