Description - Robinson State Park serves as a major day use area for the Springfield region. Donated to the state in 1934 by John C. Robinson, the facility includes over 800 acres with five miles of frontage on the Westfield River.
A paved road that runs along the River’s edge creates access to the park available for cars, foot traffic, bicycles, strollers, and wheelchairs leading to the swimming pond, playing fields picnic areas and the launch area for canoeing and kayaking.
- Robinson State Park has approximately 20 miles of trails that are shared by walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Many of them offer scenic views of the Westfield River, including the 17 acre island west of the falls at Mittineague, which is one of the park's most picturesque spots.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities at Robinson State Park include; hiking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming and walking.
Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.
The park is located in the southern Connecticut River valley.
FROM THE WEST: Head east on I-90 E, take exit 3 toward Westfield/Northampton - 0.3 mi., keep right at the fork to continue toward Southampton Rd- 0.1 mi., turn right at Southampton Rd- Continue to follow 202S - 1.2 mi., turn left at Meadow St - 0.8 mi. turn left at Main St - 1.1 mi., turn right at Little River Rd- 4.4 mi., turn left at North St. Park will be on the left - 1.1 mi