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Address: Greenfield, MA
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A Landmark of Greenfield

This stone tower had existed for nearly a century. It's easy to access with a simple drive and plenty of free parking at the tower. It's not handicapped accessible. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stone tower had existed for nearly a century. It's easy to access with a simple drive and plenty of free parking at the tower. It's not handicapped accessible. There are several flights of cement stairs and each plateau offers a nice view of town. There is a fun metal spiral staircase that leads to the very top. There you... More 

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RochesterMN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Worth the hike and climb even in drizzly and cloudy weather. Limited parking. Each of the 4 levels provides a unique perspective.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We found this wonderful spot outside Greenfield, MA, completely by accident. We decided to get off the freeway and take the back roads to Amherst on our way to visit Emily Dickinson's family estate. What a treasure to find Poet's Seat Tower! Free . . . and definitely worth the side trip!

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Mogi Guacu, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Poet's site Tower is a great place to sit and contemplate the beauty of the region. I like to go alone, contemplate and think about life ... Worth at least a quick visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

An out of the way place for hiking, or just viewing the town of Greenfield. Not at all crowded, and one can climb to the top of the tower easily. There seem to be plenty of hiking trails and some benches where one could picnic.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I cycled up during a bicycle tour of the Deerfield Valley. The views are outstanding and the general vibe, pleasant. There was some littler but generally clean. I give it 5 stars because the cycle up was challenging and the view was well worth it. I understand that hiking trails in the area are also worthwhile.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We love to tell visitors to visit the tower. We walk up the driveway or hike trails as often as we can. It's beautiful to look at any time of day or season

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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