DescriptionA suburb of Springfield, Agawam was the hometown of Anne Sullivan, who was born in a section of town called Feeding Hills in 1866. The Massachusetts native began attending Perkins, New England's innovative school for the blind, in 1880 and graduated as valedictorian in 1886. A memorial statue depicting the teacher and her deafblind student, Helen Keller, is at the corner of Springfield and South Westfield streets.
Robinson State Park, 2.7 miles west on North Street (SR 147), offers many recreational opportunities on its 800-plus acres. Hiking, biking and horseback riding can be enjoyed on the park's trails, some of which feature scenic views of the Westfield River. Other outdoor pursuits at this popular day-use area include canoeing, fishing and swimming. Cross-country skiing also can be enjoyed in winter. Phone (413) 786-2877.
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