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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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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We often walk up to the tower to enjoy the view and get exercise. We recommend it to visitors when asked what should they see. It's just a nice place to visit. Not hard to find or to get to. Like the paths and the stone benches to rest on. Often see people walking their dogs, or bike riding. Worth... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I think you need to know something about what happened around the Tower that sits in the mind of someone whose family has lived in Greenfield since 1911... Just driving up then walking up the Tower Steps won't give you the depth that the view provides.... you see, the depth is not in the vision, it is in letting the... More

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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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