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Hail to the Sunrise / Mohawk Park

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Address: Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339
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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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AN ICONIC SYMBOL OF THE MOHAWK TRAIL

This is one of the iconic symbols of the Mohawk Trail. It’s a free attraction. The bronze “Hail to the Sunrise” Statue in Mohawk Park, is a memorial to the Mohawk Native... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 road next to it as the bridge is out so there is no traffic on... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is one of the iconic symbols of the Mohawk Trail. It’s a free attraction. The bronze “Hail to the Sunrise” Statue in Mohawk Park, is a memorial to the Mohawk Native Americans. The Mohawk atop a large boulder with his arms raised and outstretched toward the rising sun in the east is a powerful image I remembered vividly from... More 

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1 Thank Maurene_K
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

“Hail to the Sunrise” is a lovely monument just outside the town of Charlemont, Mass, about halfway along the Mohawk Trail. The Monument consists of a prominent statue of a Mohawk Indian and a reflecting pool, and is the main feature of Mohawk Park, a roadside park on the Mohawk Trail. It was sponsored by The Improved Order of Redman,... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

A quiet place to stop along the Mohawk trail for a restful picnic or just to enjoy the scenic view. If your interested in American Indian culture this is a great stop.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I pass this many time time on Rt 2 traveling for work and I do stop if it is early in the morning! Great photos at sunrise! Afternoon - no so much!

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Thank Beth R
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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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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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