C. M. Gardner State Park

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Coordinates: 42°16′30.72″N 72°52′14.52″W / 42.2752000°N 72.8707000°W / 42.2752000; -72.8707000
C.M. Gardner State Park
Massachusetts State Park
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Town Huntington
Elevation 440 ft (134 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°16′30.72″N 72°52′14.52″W / 42.2752000°N 72.8707000°W / 42.2752000; -72.8707000
Established 1959
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of C.M. Gardner State Park
Website: C.M. Gardner State Park

C.M. Gardner State Park is a Massachusetts state park located in the town of Huntington along a section of the east branch of the Westfield River. The park land was donated to the state in 1959 in memory of Charles M. Gardner, a local farmer, writer, and National Grange leader. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • The park offers walking trails, picnicking, restrooms, a boat launch for canoeing, and fishing on the Westfield River. Restricted hunting is also available.
  • Swimming has been prohibited since 2006 due to failure to meet water quality standards.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: C. M. Gardner State Park
  2. ^ a b "C.M. Gardner State Park". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 

External links[edit]

C.M. Gardner State Park Department of Conservation and Recreation