A trip to the Mohawk Trail

Today, my parents, Mickey and I took a ride to view the foliage along the Mohawk Trail. This was not the first time. My parents actually have gone to the Mohawk Trail with their parents since they were kids, and I have gone with my parents since I was a kid. The last time we went was 10 years ago, just a few days after I got Mickey. So much has changed, but the beauty remains. Here are a few pictures from our day.

View from the French King Bridge

This is a view from the French King Bridge. Built in 1932, to cross the French King Gorge over the Connecticut River. The bridge is 742′ long, and 141′ high gives a spectacular (although spookey) view of the foliage and the area.

Shelburne Falls, MA is home to the beautiful Bridge of Flowers. The bridge was originally built in 1908 for a street railway to carry people and goods to and from the local mills. The railway went bankrupt in 1927 and became  a bridge of weeds. However, in 1929 a local women’s club turned it into a garden and it continues as such to this day.

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

 

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA

 

For those who don’t like cold and snow, this is not the place to be in the winter.

Florida, MA

 

View from the Eastern Summit Gift Shop

View from Eastern Summit Gift Shop Mohawk Trail

 

We stopped for lunch at the Freight Yard Pub in North Adams, MA. The pub sits on the main line of the Norfolk Southern Railroad. This is one of the historic rail lines in the USA. Just west is the famous Hossac Tunnel. Built in days without our modern technology. The tunnel opened in 1875. It is 25,000′ (4.75 miles long) in a straight line. The tunnel is still in use today.Hoosac Tunnel

 

Here’s a shot with Mickey and me.

Mohawk Trail

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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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A trip to the Mohawk Trail — 3 Comments

  1. I love the Mohawk Trail. It is a beautiful place and I am so happy that you think so too. Great to see your parents and Mickey. Thank you for the pics.

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