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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  • October 2, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • March 14, 2017
    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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  • July 1, 2017
    Love Robinson State park.Nice trails,picnic area,Swimming area which is normally open,yet this year.Bacterial Problems have been a major issue this year & the swimming areas been closed BUT when it's open.I have to thank the Park Service for maintaining a clean as possible swimming area & boy,As a handicapped person,the swimming area is perfect for low impact exercise.Besides.What's not to love about this park.
  • February 2, 2017
    Easy hiking, not much elevation change. Seems good for mountain biking, will try next time. Some trails are muddy. Usually not far from houses.
  • April 21, 2017
    My favorite park for trail running and hikes with the kids. Nice terrain and well marked trails for hiking, walking and / or biking.
  • May 13, 2017
    Does anybody know what's up with the parking of a bunch of cars at night . On 187 . That's still robinson park. What do people do there at night???
  • May 1, 2017
    Great place to hit some trails, fishing spots and swimming.

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