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Address: Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
Description: 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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Feel like I am missing out on the history of this place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2014
Michael H
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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221 reviews 221 reviews
82 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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Enfield NH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I thought this place was way overpriced and didn't clean like it should have. This seems to be a place where the locals go and if you are not local you may not be welcome.

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austin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This park is a beautiful area with history. It was not crowded when we went and we were able to enjoy the quiet and surrounding countryside. After driving up the Mohawk Trail, this park gives one a deeper perception of the history behind this area. We enjoyed seeing it as I have fond memories as a child going to this... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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155 reviews 155 reviews
62 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I came here every year as a child and even into my teens with my grandparents and parents and we took a picture in front of the statue. My husband and I camped at the State Forest recently after not being here for years (I'm 65 now) and all the memories came flooding back! A wonderful little park with an... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Beautiful statue, saw it in a book about the back roads of Massachusetts. Thought it would be up on a hill overlooking a valley. Instead it is on the side on a road overlooking a run down trailer park.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We were following the Mohawk Trail west toward New York State and came upon Hail the Sunrise Park. We stopped just out of curiosity and found we were very glad we had. The park takes up a small area next to a forest and right along the highway. The main focus is the statue of a Mohawk Indian singing to... More 

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Vermont USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a beautiful bronze statue of a Mohawk Native American in a small roadside park, which is really just a grassy area (not a park with swings and slides, etc). Not much to it, but it is a nice place to stop on a bike ride and take a breather.

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