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Pynchon Point

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Pynchon Point, located on River Road in Agawam, Massachusetts, is a historical and scenic spot. It is situated at the confluence of the Westfield and Connecticut rivers. This was the landing point for the ferry that once connected Agawam to West Springfield. Now, it’s a popular fishing spot. The park features a paved path leading to the water and includes a picnic table. It also has an unimproved ramp for car-top boats. The site is monitored by the Connecticut River Conservancy. Pynchon Point offers a peaceful retreat for those seeking to enjoy the beauty of the Connecticut River.

This site is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, which includes campsites, access points, and portage trails along the river.

Pynchon Point is the site of the only link between the Town of Agawam and the City of Springfield, a ferry that crossed the Westfield River. Ferry service ended here in 1831 when the original South End bridge was built. The site is now the location of the Julia Buxton bridge. The path to the Connecticut River is believed to follow the original path to the ferry landing. Also see:

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Town of Agawam
River Road
Agawam, MA 01101