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If You Blink Then You Could Miss It!

On I2 Mohawk Trail you are upon this little park almost instantly and it is either a stamp on the... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
Weekend_Roamer1
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Decent roadside stop

Just stopped by on the way through. It's a nice little monument though everytime I think about how... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
konradvonhochstaden
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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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Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
Most Helpful Positive Review
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

2  Thank Michael H
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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.

3  Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

On I2 Mohawk Trail you are upon this little park almost instantly and it is either a stamp on the brakes or sail past and make a U-turn (I did the latter) because you do not really get any warning and if they want more...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The statue is of a pretty handsome fellow, in a very lovely area, but to be honest - this is Mohican and Nipmuc territory/homelands, NOT Mohawk. The fountain was erected by The Royal Order of the Red Men, in which you must be white to...More

1  Thank inua7
Reviewed October 21, 2017

If this doesn't move you, then you are not a true American. If you have a heart, it will inspire you. It's a pleasure and some pain to see this grand tribute to the American Indians. Tucked away in the beautiful, peaceful and total solitude...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Such an important monument should be better advertised, should have parking for the visitors, and probably a guide who can illustrate visitors of the importance of the monument.

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Just stopped by on the way through. It's a nice little monument though everytime I think about how they were all wiped off the continent.

Thank konradvonhochstaden
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Hail to the Sunrise Statue and it's surroundings is truly a great site to visit. The bronze statue depicts a Native American man in traditional wardrobe looking eastward with his arms extended. He faces the direction of the rising sun and is said to be...More

1  Thank carolinacouple_10
Reviewed October 24, 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...More

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Reviewed August 22, 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.

Thank I4083SMchrisr
Reviewed August 3, 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...More

Thank foodislove733
Reviewed June 23, 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...More

Thank 63impala
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