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 live adjacent to Robinson State Park and love to walk, run, bike, snowshoe and ski there. It's surprisingly quiet all year round; one of the best kept secrets in Feeding Hills/Agawam. The park road...  more »
  • Went hiking here with the family on a Sunday afternoon in August. $8 admission fee if you are driving in. I got a park map at the gate because it was my first time here. There are numerous color blaze...  more »
  • We hike here often, the trerrain ranges from flat paved roads to hilly trails. there's nice spots along the Westfield River.  more »
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  • Right behind my house.. Is very pretty.. Quiet clean area.. Nice trails.. Just wish they could do something about this year's swimming issues with bacteria.. Its more fun when we can cool off after we hike..
  • Very good trout fishing and a good place to explore to find new things
  • Nice trails for hiking or biking. Not too difficult and you can go for an hour or a day.
  • This park is absolutely great, and is everything you'd want out of a forest. There are sections for grilling and family, as well as ponds with swimming areas. The trails, which I've personally been down mamy times, are very clear to the typical eye and are marked every few yards. The different paths provide different experiences and you can venture down next to the Westfield River if you so please. Overall, everything you could ask from a park.
  • Its nice. Lots of trees.

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