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Address: Route 2, West of Town, Charlemont, MA 01339

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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Quick stop but really nice tribute

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 3, 2016
Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Chris R
Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 spend some time connecting with the spirits of the natives.

Thank foodislove733
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 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 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Maurene_K
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Vivienne M
Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Michaelbdoherty
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Beth R
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Michael H
Enfield NH
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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