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Address: Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
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This small park, perfect for a picnic, is home to the "Hail to the...

This small park, perfect for a picnic, is home to the "Hail to the Sunrise" statue, a tribute to the Native Americans who greeted the first settlers to the area.

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Quick stop but really nice tribute

This is along the side of the road in Charlemont, and was easily accessible from our campground at Mohawk Trail State Forest. It is a really nice tribute to the native peoples... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
foodislove733
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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WORCESTER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is along Rt 2 in Charlemont, very easy to get to. Parking on the side road. Beautiful stop, the statue is amazing and the Mohawk Park in stones is very interesting. I do wish there was a bit more information on the history and the significance to this place, but it is beautiful. The day I stopped by there... More 

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Thank Travelbugsforlife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome little park honoring all the native american tribes of new england. There is even a sundial as the centerpiece of the park.

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Thank Chris R
Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is along the side of the road in Charlemont, and was easily accessible from our campground at Mohawk Trail State Forest. It is a really nice tribute to the native peoples, with poetry, the sculpture and other memorials. It's worth a quick stop, or spend some time connecting with the spirits of the natives.

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Thank foodislove733
Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The park is a great idea. It is done very tastefully and is a great tribute to the Mohawk Indian. Its too bad that it is across the street from a trailer park. Parking is a little scarce but you can pull off onto the road next to it as the bridge is out so there is no traffic on... More 

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Thank 63impala
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is one of the iconic symbols of the Mohawk Trail. It’s a free attraction. The bronze “Hail to the Sunrise” Statue in Mohawk Park, is a memorial to the Mohawk Native Americans. The Mohawk atop a large boulder with his arms raised and outstretched toward the rising sun in the east is a powerful image I remembered vividly from... More 

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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

“Hail to the Sunrise” is a lovely monument just outside the town of Charlemont, Mass, about halfway along the Mohawk Trail. The Monument consists of a prominent statue of a Mohawk Indian and a reflecting pool, and is the main feature of Mohawk Park, a roadside park on the Mohawk Trail. It was sponsored by The Improved Order of Redman,... More 

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Thank Vivienne M
Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

A quiet place to stop along the Mohawk trail for a restful picnic or just to enjoy the scenic view. If your interested in American Indian culture this is a great stop.

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Thank Michaelbdoherty
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I pass this many time time on Rt 2 traveling for work and I do stop if it is early in the morning! Great photos at sunrise! Afternoon - no so much!

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Thank Beth R
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

This is a small park where you can think about the past and how hard the Native American's had it when America was visited by others. There isn't a parking lot but you can park on the street. There are many names of people from many tribes and it states where the tribes are located. It does lack history lessons... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

A nice place to stop and think about Native American culture in Western MA. In addition to the beautiful statue and setting there are dozens (hundreds?) of plaques commemorating something (visits?) from other tribes around the country. I wish there was better signage to explain more about what we are seeing. Nonetheless, it is a family tradition to visit this... More 

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