Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts
This is a curvy and mountainous route, and near the beginning of the trip, you'll be negotiating the Hairpin Turn, by far as bad as it sounds. There are plenty of parking spots where you can pull over and enjoy the first scenic vista -- a view of Mount Greylock, the Green Mountains and Hoosac Valley.
Continuing on the Mohawk Trail, be sure to stop to check out the views from the Western Summit, then through the town of Florida to the Whitcomb Summit. Another must-see is the Hail to the Sunrise statue, a Mohawk Indian looking to the east with arms uplifted to the Great Spirit.
Finally, don't miss the town of Shelburne Falls for its quaint main street, famous Bridge of Flowers and glacial potholes at Salmon Falls.
Find your way: Pick up Route 2 in North Adams and continue on it until Greenfield (although Route 2 will take you all the way to Boston if you're so inclined).
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