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Mohawk Trail

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Ranked #554 of 1,612 Attractions in Massachusetts
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Viewing foliage
Description: Scenic highway along Route 2, from Williamstown to Orange.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Even a cloudy day didn't keep us from enjoying the drive east to Greenfield. Taking time to drive the slow roads is just fun. We stopped in Shelburne to view the trolley bridge garden, meet some local gardeners who take care of this beautiful little wonder, and then shared cream puffs at a local bakery with them. That is what... More

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Boxford, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Of course the fall foliage in the Berkshires is hard to beat, and this was our main purpose for heading to Western Massachusetts in October. We were not disappointed.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Only the the first few miles at the western end are really nice. Once you climb to the highest point and enjoy the view, the rest of the trail (heading east) is nothing special--not much nicer than any other local road.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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193 reviews 193 reviews
76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

First town I stopped was Erving, it was just a hit, photo, run, but I will be back for Rattlesnake Mountain. Then stopped at the Mohacian - Mohawk hike trail along Deerfield River. Most can make the short hike to the river but after that, heading towards Shelburne there are warning signs stating it is rugged, about 4 miles round... More

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Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
76 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

After a week in New England, the long drive back to Boston down the Mohawk Trail was an excellent end to our holiday, even though some of the Autumn colours were passing their best.

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Cape Cod
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47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went from Williamstown to S Deefield and back again...GORGEOUS. We also took a little detour up to Monroe State Park to have lunch by a flowing stream...SO beautiful and peaceful and found a beautiful town names Rowe. SO lovely and scenic...well worth the detour. We were a weekend off Peak Leaf-peeping but the color was still lovely in the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Really enjoyed driving the Mohawk trail.Fantastic drive through beautiful scenery.One major hairpin bend but driving experience very easy.Plenty of places to stop to enjoy the view and take lots of photos. Highly recommended

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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you are starting from Boston, you have a couple of choices to enjoy the October fall colors in New England. Our first choice was a day trip to New Hampshire. The time taken to do a low stress drive may be complicated due to traffic on the Interstate. The next best choice is to drive along Route 2 West... More

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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157 reviews 157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

You do have to drive this Trail. So much of nature to see all over. Take your time, make stops with your car and take Pictures. And of course take a stop at the hairpin curve to look at the view. And then go and have lunch at the golden eagle Restaurant, the fine Dining with a Million Dollar view... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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139 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Driving from North Adams to Shelburne Falls is a great experience with some very steep inclines and a few scarey hairpin bends. The views from the summit into Vermont are spectacular. Having had a very boring trip through the Catskills on the previous day, this part of of our journey certainly made up for all the disappointments of that earlier... More

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