The Lake Gardner Association Welcomes you!
The beach, lake and trails are City of Amesbury property.
Please be aware that sanitary facilities are provided by the City, cleaned daily and open seasonally from May 15 to October 15.
The majority of the work on the Lake Gardner Beach is complete, and the beach as well as trail access are once again open!
Please click the QR code or click the link visit the City Website for updated water quality testing results
Please park only in marked spaces, and respect the parking restrictions in place on neighboring streets. If the lot is full, please use the municipal lots downtown for parking.
Thank you to Flatbread Company for their support!
Thank you for joining us on June 12th for our annual fundraiser! We appreciate it!
Thank you for joining us for a great night!
Get involved and help us with our efforts :)
On this website, you'll find information about the association.
It is also a resource for information about the lake, beach, and conservation area.
Click here for information on the stabilization and revitalization project of 2019/2021
Lake Gardner, created by the construction of a mill dam in 1872, is part of the beautiful Powow River. The expanse of typically still water provides a wonderful opportunity for relaxing paddling.
June typically brings comfortable water temps in the 60s, and by July it is typically around 70-80 degrees. In the winter, the lake will freeze, but please treat the ice with caution. Local first responders never consider it to be entirely safe.
A quiet paddle in the cove.....
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