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Poet's Seat Tower

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Address: Greenfield, MA
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Local favorite and long standing "go to" spot

The view from Poet's Seat is spectacular and it is always fun to pick out your favorite buildings and streets. The top level is spacious enough so that one does not feel scared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
P A
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Greenfield, Massachusetts

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view from Poet's Seat is spectacular and it is always fun to pick out your favorite buildings and streets. The top level is spacious enough so that one does not feel scared and the walls are thick enough to provide a safe and secure place to lean those arms while you gaze around. No handicap access and one needs... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

on the eastern side of Greenfield in a park bordering the Connecticut River. The tower overlooks the town, and there is a nice view. if you are shun-piking around the area, especially if heading to see the dam at Turner's Falls, stop by the tower

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Dover, New Hampshire
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337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This free attraction is located up a rural roadway. One can hike or drive up to the tower. I drove up and hiked a bit once up there. The expansive scenic views from the parking area and the tower are excellent and worth the detour to come here. My visit during was October foliage season so the Mother Nature’s colorful... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Up high above the tree line of Greenfield sets Poet Seat Tower. Little off the beaten path but once the on a clear day you can see for miles each way down the pioneer valley of Massachusetts. Lots of history - little forgotten as far as upkeep, but worth a visit if your in the area.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was travelling from VT to NY and needed a spot to stretch my legs. This was a nice hike up a paved road with excellent views, plus the Poet's Seat Tower was a nice stop at the end for a break before heading back down. The hike was a bit shorter than I wanted, but I did enjoy it,... More 

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Montague, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The site of my engagement, back in 2003! The steep metal staircase was a bit of a workout for us "middle-aged out of shapers" but well worth the view! A sense of history surrounds you as you take in this serene place! There is a parking area at the entrance to a hiking path to reach the tower, as well... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A short walk in brings you to this cute tower that overlooks the whole town! We visited during the day, and I am assuming its an even prettier view at night!

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Find Maple St. in Greenfield and go east, up the hill (just to the top) and you have the access road for Poet's Seat Tower. Many people use this area for hiking. Small trails, ridge trails and connect to Highland Park. This is a JEWEL in Greenfield. Stunning views all year long, amazing during foliage season. They shoot fireworks off... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We found the signs a little lacking . The road was closed but this was favourable as it was easy to walk up to the tower without fear of being run down.. It was a cold day but the snow was melting and the views were breathe taking and extra lovely with snow everywhere. I would recommend the walk up... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were driving through town and decided to follow the intriguing signs to the Poet's Seat. We found the trailhead, which has a nice map of the town trail system, by following the signs. It was a very windy day, and there was a sign saying the tower was closed . . . but in fact there was nothing to... More 

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