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C.M. Gardner State Park
CMGardnerStatePark Marker.jpg
Commemorative marker in the park
Location Huntington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Elevation 440 ft (130 m)
Established 1959
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
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.

Activities and amenities

  • 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.
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