The famous Hail to the Sunrise Statue and Park is a cherished childhood memory for me. On our camping trips to the Mohawk Trail we would always make this stop in Charlemont to see the statue. The statue is in a nicely landscaped little park and the Mohawk Park Campground and Pub are directly across the street.
This is a great place to reflect on the land, the peoples who lived within it and on what the white man took away from them. Both a solemn and inspiring location.
The statue was sculpted by Joseph Pollia and dedicated in 1932. It is cast bronze with its base atop a large boulder. There is in front of the statue a pool inscribed with the names of 100 Native American tribes from around the country.