Welcome to Lake Gardner  Amesbury, MA

The Lake Gardner Improvement Association is a group of Amesbury residents advocating for Lake Gardner, its beach, and the surrounding Powow Conservation Area. We also provide essential services such as water testing, and organize community activities on the lake and beach.  
On this website, you'll find up-to-date information about the association.  It's also a resource for information about the lake, beach, and conservation area.   More


Current Water Temperature:

Please treat the ice with caution. Local first responders never consider it to be entirely safe. The warmer than usual temps coupled with warm rain have undoubtedly contributed to questionable ice conditions. Remember, the center of the lake is a channel of moving water, where the PowowRiver passes through it.


Latest News

  • New Kiosk Sign In the summer of 2014, LGIA volunteers created a new sign for the beach kiosk. It's playful, family friendly feel has been very well received, while still getting important ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:59 PM by Bruce Mcbrien
  • Sensory Hike Saturday, June 30th, 2018 9:00am - 11:00amThis year we are offering a new experience...a "sensory hike".This "sensory hike" will mirror the growing movement of what is ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 6:39 PM by Bruce Mcbrien
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Lake Gardner swim area on a beautiful evening.


Where the birch canoe had glided

    Down the swift Powow

Dark and gloomy bridges strided 

    Those clear waters now;

And where once the beaver swam

Jarred the wheel and frowned the dam.

   -excerpt from "The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier