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Poet's Seat Tower

Greenfield, MA
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Greenfield
Type: Lookouts
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Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A great place to walk and sight see- also a good place to smoke pot. Local kids were there drinking beers and crushing them on their heads- which was a little strange. Then the children encouraged us to smoke some pot with them- really weird, right?? I dont know- I will absolutely come back!

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's usually kind of messy and looks unkept. There is little parking and as nice of a view as it is....well it is just Greenfield. If the view was at the actual peak overlooking both Turners, Montague, the Connecticut river and Greenfield I may be a little more impressed.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Any visit to Poet's Seat is uplifting. The flora & fauna are wonderful, the trails for walking varied & the view from the summit of Poet's Seat is guaranteed to please. Summer, winter or fall, a great place to visit.

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Bernardston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a lovely viewing area with interesting hiking trails, an historic tower and comfortable benches for sitting. Unfortunately, years of vandalizing have taken their toll on the tower which detracts from the experience. Otherwise it is worth the stop.

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Western MA
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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Historic brick tower built in the mid 1800's on a hill overlooking Greenfield and Montague. Free access. About 65 steps (metal stairs) to the top. Unfortunately to learn about it I had to use Wikipedia... there is little on site to give its history. Lovely seating area over looking the valley. 5 minute drive to Hope & Olive for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful stone tower sitting atop @500 foot hill giving clear views of Franklin County (Greenfield Area). Visiting the tower is free as is the surrounding hiking/walking paths.

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djstatick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's a tower at the top of th mountain that overlooks the town. It's a nice view, and you could do some hiking around the area, but it is what it is. I wouldn't go out of your way for it, but if you're in Greenfield, it's worth a swing by.

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Annapolis, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

For all the hype I was expecting something truly great. Instead it was just ok. If you like to hike maybe you could wander around the forest for awhile. Nothing special.

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clarkdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My childhood buddy and I used to scale the steps of this old tower and repeated the process again some 60 years later. brought back a lot of memories. PS, great photo op.

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estados unidos
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If your walk needs a destination this is as good as any, or if the gate is open you can drive right up to the tower, just overlook the graffiti, the scattered trash and the used condoms. Nice panoramic view of Greenfield and the surrounding area. You can almost look straight down from here onto the roofs and fields below... More

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