The city of Agawam sits right on the southern border to Massachusetts, along the confluence of the Westfield River into the Connecticut River. The city is best known for being the hometown of General Creighton W. Abrams, a man who served in many wars and was known for his love of dogs that prompted his habit of bringing his pup everywhere with him. The town has held up this tradition, allowing dogs to accompany their humans to multiple parks, restaurants, and the downtown area.
For pups, the Agawam Dog Park is the best place to go for a walk or to play. The area is completely fenced in, with a mixture of grass and dirt for its terrain. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, double-gated entrances, an agility course, and shaded sitting areas. Dogs can run around off-leash freely, with access to dog-sized water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
The Robinson State Park is a huge space located on the north side of town, and taking up over 1,025 acres of land on both sides of the Westfield River. The state park is dog-friendly to leashed pups, and features over 20 miles of trails that range from easy to moderate, with open fields available for picnics and playing activities with Fido. Additional features include water fountains, trash bins, and benches.
With four animal hospitals, lots of natural and man-made parks, and dog-friendly restaurants like Murphy's Pub and Main Street Deli, its no wonder Agawam attracts so many dog walkers and lovers to the area.